Proverbs 3: 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
God had promised Joshua that He would deliver Jericho, its king and army into his hands. (Joshua 6:2) And that is exactly what He did. When they marched around the city on that seventh day and gave their great shout with the blare of the trumpets, the walls fell down flat. Flat! The city was theirs for the taking. (Joshua 6:20)
Their victory never hinged on their ability or any of their well-thought-out plans. It was solely dependent on their unwavering obedience offered to a loving and mighty God.
The only time that success is guaranteed is when you do it His way. David’s success as a King was built on doing it God’s way. In fact, prior to going to battle it was his habit to seek divine direction and then do as he was told. Contrast that with Saul who chose to do it his way on more than one occasion and in the process ignored what God said. As a result, the Kingdom was taken away from him.
Do not make the same mistake that Saul made; if you have been around long enough you would know that doing it your way will most likely result in failure. Choose then to do it His way by seeking his direction; it is then that you open yourself up to him directing your path.
Life Application: Do it his way by consistently seeking His direction and doing what His word says.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I confess that at times my heart feels discouraged when I don’t see immediate results from my steps of obedience. Thank You for reminding me today that just because I can’t see You moving, it doesn’t mean You aren’t moving. Thank You for the good plans I know You have for my life. And thank You for always leading me toward victory. Please help me as I walk by faith not sight. Day after day. Step by step. Choosing Your way above mine. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.