Don’t Stumble Over Your Own Thoughts!

If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; but when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed (Proverbs 29:18 Message)

When I can’t see what God is doing, I often feel paralyzed in the moment. I then stumble over myself – my thoughts, my fear, my own good ideas or even an inner desire for comfort at all costs.

I am my biggest obstacle in a forward path of trust. It all starts in my mind. My thoughts impede my forward momentum when I lean into my own understanding, rather than trusting in His ways.

Apart From MeI look in the natural at what I see – obstacles rising up all around me. I find myself looking at what I can see to confirm my own wisdom. Lack of time or finances, family crisis or any number of things confront my faith and trust.

If I stumble around long enough in my own wisdom, I eventually cut a path in the natural that may feel good and even look good but it is my own path. This wisdom path of mine is created through an inner distrust of His ways and a dependence on what can be seen rather than walking in faith.

My own wisdom seeks a measure of comfort and stability to keep walking. I need something to see. I look for something to see, anything to keep me focused and keep my moving. My choice at this point is to wait on God or to walk in ME.

At the place I find myself in life, I may get frustrated but I take a step back, breathe and wait. I want His wisdom and His way. That requires trust that He knows my life intimately and knows the way He wants me to walk, even when I can’t see quite clearly. I submit, take His hand and let Him lead.

Trust restores my vision and I walk forward in His revelation given to me – love, joy, peace, mercy, and goodness. Trust is foundational to my relationship in Christ Jesus in order to walk forward in response to the sound of His voice and His revelation.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God ‘s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track (Proverbs 3:5-6 Message)

DebraIn Christ,

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1 thought on “Don’t Stumble Over Your Own Thoughts!

  1. I have found that “Looking in the natural” often has me looking what I do not have or comparing myself to others that are doing what my heart desires. I see things the way my mind causes me to see them instead of seeing things the way God wants me to see them.

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