Leah Payne 2

TRUST

LEAH PAYNE

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

 There is a poem by Robert Frost that goes like this, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” So many times in our lives we are faced with choices to make and a variety of possible paths to take. Sometimes the right choice is easily discernible, but then there are the times when we face the easy and the not so easy choices. The easy path will bring instant gratification and will seemingly make you happy and content, but so many times it will leave you feeling empty and lost.

Then there’s the path that God would love for us to follow down with him. It’s usually harder, narrower, and doesn’t bring instant happiness. In the end though, God’s path always leads to life and fulfillment full of blessings and renewal, even when it’s not the easiest one to go down. I know I don’t want to go through life knowing that with every choice I faced I always took the easier way and got to the end of my life unscathed but unfulfilled. No, I want to crash into my grave bruised, battered around a bit, but knowing full well that I lived my life trusting God and following his path.

QUESTION 1. When faced with hard decisions which path do you usually take? The easier one or the one you know God wants for you even if it’s more difficult?
QUESTION 2. How do you figure out God’s will for your life? Do you talk with Him, read His Word, talk with mentors?
CHALLENGE: If you find yourself facing a difficult choice in life, seek God’s will. Pray, read the Bible, seek the Christian counsel of others, and then follow through and take God’s path.