Pearls in a Parking Lot (Pt. 3)

Number 3:

Finally, whose perspective do I rely on most?

Mine or God’s?

From my limited view of the parking lot, I could only see a couple of so-so options.

Had I left it to God and asked Him to make a way, I would have had a different result.

Similarly, in life I may choose a path without first consulting God because in my nearsightedness it looks like the best option. Proverbs 14:12 (NIV) reminds us of the danger of self-reliance. It says, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

What I should do instead is ask God for guidance to choose the right path; after all He sees the big picture and promises to lead me, “in paths of righteousness” (Ps. 23:3).

The question we need to ask ourselves is whether we are serious about surrendering our will to God; because that what needs to happen if we expect to change, and for control freaks like me, this is easier said than done. But my encouragement to you and to me is, “Don’t give up!”

It will all be worth it in the end.

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