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The Straight Path

GWe are all on a path to somewhere. Catchy sayings like, “follow your heart,” “let your conscience be your guide,” “trust your instincts” or “God helps those who help themselves,” leave us hopelessly self-centered and Godless in our walks down these paths. The writer of Proverbs understood the danger of making choices on our own and provides believers with a trustworthy model of how to choose the right path and stay on this path for a lifetime.

Proverbs 3:5 instructs believers to trust God with all of our heart, and Mark 12:30 includes trusting God with our soul and mind as well. God may not always deliver us from our hardships, but He will always walk with us through them. If we lean on human wisdom or trust in our own strength to guide us, then we are sure to follow a path that does not lead to God’s greatest plans for our lives.

Proverbs 3:6 declares that we are called to know God personally, recognize His authority and acknowledge Him as the focus of our worship. God promises that His results will be supernatural. In order to know God personally, we must make Him the focus of our worship by spending time in His word, having conversation with Him daily through prayer and becoming a part of His church. When we can recognize His voice, we will recognize the authority He has in our lives.

God’s path may not always be the easiest or most popular, but trusting in His plan fully will always lead to our good.  


  • What path is my life on now and where is this path leading me?
  • How often am I tempted to take credit for the successes in my life and blame God for the failures?
  • What steps can I take to make sure I’m following the path God desires for me?

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