IN ALL YOUR WAYS, ACKNOWLEDGE THE LORD - PART 1
The Bible encourages us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and refuse to lean on our own understanding. These are the very words of Solomon, and they are very important if we desire to walk wisely. Human understanding is always subject to limitation. So we need to recognize that leaning on our human understanding, while handling the issues of life will promote "trial and error" because it is not given to the human mind to naturally understand God's perfect will and purpose for him.
Reference: Proverbs 3:5-6 New King James Version (NKJV) "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
If you are born again, there are definite ways assigned to you to transit or pass across in your path of fulfilling your glorious destiny. Yes, there are ways designed that you would meet in life. They are unique and specifically meant for you and no other because we are not all the same. Its just like we know that no two persons have the same fingerprint design. The reason fingerprints are unique is the same reason individual humans are unique, and destinies differ, including twins. Same way, there are no two born again Christians that have the same ways. When the Bible says, "in all your ways", it means your personal unique route in life and the system of access therein.
Your ways are like patterns written and encoded in the script of your destiny. They are marked by the exactness of your uniqueness and they are precisely allocated to you. In them, you'll find influences and signposts leading to your destiny. But you need someone superior and of a divine status to give you directions, interpret the signposts and add insights to your purpose' instructions as you journey through those ways in life. Hebrews 10:7 (NLT) reads, "Then I said, 'Look, I have come to do your will, O God— as is written about me in the Scriptures"' This is Jesus' affirmation. Jesus walked on earth according to the specific ways assigned to Him that He should walk in. Beloved, all your ways are according to the script of your destiny. Your ways include the people you would meet in life, the places you would go, the institution you would attend and even the career you would embrace. They were all written in your script before you arrived on earth. All along, your spirit was waiting for the right time to wear its human body and begin the fulfilment of the script.
Beloved, your ways are powerful because they make your storyline. You can't underestimate the ways of a man. They define us and also point to where we are heading to. For instance, Proverbs 16:7 (KJV) reads, "When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." Notice that it says, "a man's ways (plural)", not a man's way. We all have ways in life and we own them by predestination. Interestingly you cannot change the ways assigned to you without changing the script of your destiny.
Now someone is wondering, "how can I change the script of my destiny? Here is the answer: First of all, there are two kinds of destiny apportioned to every soul on earth. The first is the destiny of Adamic nature and the second is a glorious destiny in Christ. Your glorious destiny begins when you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord. From then on, the script of your destiny is changed and your former ways are interrupted, altered and reprogrammed.
Now as a born again Christian, you have news ways to walk in. So your new ways become a product of statements or instructions written on the new script. The new script for every born again Christian is known as the Scripture. God will now begin to raise you according to the Scriptures, if you acknowledge Him in all your ways.
You must acknowledge God as you navigate those ways. Being in Christ doesn't mean that our ways are automatically directed by God. It means that we are positioned to be directed by God. If we don't get to know Him better, we can't acknowledge or recognise Him, even in the newness of life in Christ. But when we know and acknowledge Him, He shall direct our paths. That means, you shall be properly guided, because the Lord sees the big picture of your glorious destiny and He always knows what is best for you as you journey through your new ways in Christ. Stay tuned for part two of this wonderful topic. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Proverbs 5:21; Psalm 119:168; Ezekiel 36:19; Psalm 119:59.
Exuberant Declaration: I love the Lord with all my heart and I confidently rely upon His wisdom and power for guidance. His Spirit within me grants me direction and help in all the issues and affairs of my life and I follow wisely. Hallelujah!