How many of you have made a decision based on what you thought the other person was thinking, or how you thought they would respond?
Recently, God reminded me of a time when I had leaned on my own understanding. Had I ignored God and not corrected what He was revealing to me, then the situation could have gone an unfavorable way. I honestly believe in the importance of staying connected with the Holy Spirit, paying attention, to receive timely information when it is needed from God.
We must remember that God sees the heart. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). He is the only One who knows truly what is in the heart of man. Therefore, the Holy Bible reminds us in 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.
Some people today are not speaking to a love one or friend (s) based on their interpretation of what they think the other person is feeling or what they think they have done. I have made this mistake myself in the past. Thank God for allowing the relationship to be mended and for opening up the line of communication for concerns to be addressed, but I spent a considerable amount of time thinking the person felt a certain way when in actually it was the opposite of what I had thought.
The enemy wants to kill, steal, and destroy Godly relationships. Period. This is never going to change. In anyway Satan can weasel his way into destroying friendships, marriages, work relationships, etc., including using others to help him carry out this deceitful plan (called bone carriers today – ever heard of this term?), he will attempt to do it without a moment’s delay.
Be careful of those who will bring you the information (carry the bone), because for them to bring you the information, they had to sit and listen to it.
Proverbs 11:13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
What we must do as believers and followers of Jesus Christ is to lean not on our own understanding, but to seek Him daily for wisdom. Unless a person tells me how they are feeling, I choose not to base my decisions anymore off emotions, or how I think they are feeling. I have learned by God’s grace that precious time can be wasted by handling relationships this way.
You cannot make anyone talk to you until they are ready, but I do encourage you today, while you have time, to make yourself available to reopening the door of communication that may have been closed due to a misunderstanding. Seek God first, and then allow Him to order your steps in the matter. God is the only One who can touch a heart, heal a heart, change a heart, help all parties to be in a position to receive what the other has to say, and is in control of the right timing for healing to take place in any broken relationship.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
God makes all things new in His timing. Praise God!
If you’re not saved today, then I encourage you to visit my Salvation Prayer page. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has already paid our sin debt at the cross. He is the Lamb of God. Welcome Him into your heart today. You will not thirst again.
Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders 💞
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2 thoughts on “Leaning on Your Own Understanding”
Amen. Sometimes perception becomes our own reality when we don’t surrender to Gods true obedience. If a man wrongs you, give it to God, if you wrong another, ask for forgiveness. Revenge is mine, says the Lord. Each and everyone of these verses reminds us to Let Go & Let God. When we take measures in our own hands, it gives the enemy a foothold;Stay Woke
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Well-said and so true! ❤