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  • Writer's pictureEli Schnell

Let God Direct You

When I need to go somewhere unfamiliar, I follow the GPS directions from my phone. If I miss a turn, I stay calm because my phone will show me how to get where I’m going. If there is a detour, I remain confident because the map app will give me directions to where I need to be. I know the analogy is not new, but we should place that level of trust in God’s Word for all of life. God has provided His Word, especially Proverbs, to help people make successful, godly choices.

The Proverbs are incredibly practical. For example, Proverbs 25:17 says, “Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor’s house, or he will become weary of you and hate you.” Maybe this is common knowledge to some, but others may not understand how not to be a nuisance to their neighbors. Don’t overstay your welcome! Their house is not yours, no matter how much they tell you to “make yourself at home.”

Should you believe everything you hear? Proverbs 14:15-16 says, “The naïve believes everything, but the sensible man considers his steps. A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is arrogant and careless.” Simple advice, but often forgotten. Today, information streams quickly and can be challenging to assess. Do not believe everything you hear just because you want to be among the first to know. You may only succeed in becoming the most gullible! If you want to be wise, take a slower, methodical approach to what you hear.

Like your phone’s GPS, the Proverbs will take you from wherever you are and direct you on the wisest path forward. Listen to God’s direction today and let Him help you move through life wisely.

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