Can’t See the Future? Rely on God
By Rick Warren
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Psalm 25:9 (NIV)
The Bible says you need to do several things to receive guidance from God, but the very first thing is this: You need to admit you need a guide!
If you’re like most people, you don’t want to follow God or anybody else. You want to go your own way. Sometimes you even “play God” and make your own choices. Instead of doing what God wants you to do, you take matters into your own hands. And you struggle to admit that you need direction or that you need a guide.
Sheep, by nature, tend to wander off the path. The prophet Isaiah says, “All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own” (Isaiah 53:6 NLT).
Another thing about sheep is that they have poor vision. They can’t see very far ahead. That’s why they need a shepherd.
God made you so that you would not be able to see into the future, no matter how much you try. Why did God do this? He did it so you would depend on him.
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death” (NIV). We’ve all made decisions that at the time seemed right but later turned out to be wrong. Some paths lead to dead ends and you end up off track. That’s why you need to admit, “God, I need help.”
God wants to lead you on the right path, and that’s exactly what he’ll do when you surrender to him and let him to your guide.
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