Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Do not weary yourself out trying to do it your way. Choosing to do it your way is to fail over and over again. Jonah took that route and found himself in the belly of the whale for three (3) days and three (3) nights. Saul did it his way and not only was he rejected as King but an evil spirit came upon him. Solomon when he got old, did it his way and it had negative implications for his seed; the House of David lost rulership over 10 of the tribes of Israel after his death.
Since Proverbs 19:21 declares that it is his counsel or word that will stand, your only position of strength is to submit to his divine authority by doing it his way. The record shows that it goes well with those that do. Consider the three (3) Hebrew boys who came out of the fiery furnace without even the scent of fire on their clothing. In that moment the position that seemed like the “easiest” way out was to bow to the golden image of Nebuchadnezzar. However,the “easiest” way out was contrary to the counsel or word of God and in the end the big winner was the word of God. Not only did Nebuchadnezzar get a revelation of the Son of God, the scripture also said in Daniel 3:30 that he promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.
Today, this week or this month, whatever decisions that you have to make, rather than choose the easy way out, submit to His Divine Authority.
Life Application: Search out the scriptures and find out God’s position on any given matter that you must decide on and let His words be your default position and not the easy way out.
Prayer: Dear Lord, so many times I have done it my way and failed miserably. I submit my will, my way and everything about me to you right now. I declare that I will not take the “easiest” way out but to take your way at all times. In Jesus name, amen.