Our lives can be so chaotic that we often forget the Christian practice of relinquishing all of our pending issues to God. It is in relinquishing our issues that our direction is made perfect in His will. But of course, relinquishing is much easier said, than done. For most of us, it is far too easy to mastermind our own escape, making our decisions much too quickly and without any premonition or thought of the future outcome. And yet, we do it anyway; often, getting into trouble without the ability to turn back or correct our errors. At the onset, God’s way always seems absurd and more difficult; so, we simply do it our way.
And so, like the Children of Israel struggling with their obedience as they walked in the desert, we tend to mastermind our own walk by continuously walking in circles, tracing our own footsteps over and over again. God, on the other hand, travels in perfection, using the ultimate geometric theorem where, “the shortest distance between two points is a straight line;” a line, created just for you to make your way perfect. L.
**Now it is your turn to write your thoughts regarding today's verse in your journal.
Study Reference: Psalm 19:12, Psalm 32
From: "Your Thoughts: The Shortest Distance" In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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