Updated on January 6, 2014
Day 21: The Thinking before the Doing, Proverbs 21
We humans. If I was God, I would have thrown up my hands longs ago. He has given gifts of competence, even excellence–and I forget the Giver. I forget He made us weak. I forget to rely on Him.
And yet the truth remains:
“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.” –Proverbs 21:30-31, NKJV
I sometimes–sometimes–remember that planning without the Lord is fruitless. But I rely too much on my own wisdom, my own insight–and only when it goes awry or creates confusion, do I ask God to show me what to do.
Doing, apparently, I see with God. The thinking part–wow. Taking thoughts captive to obey Christ, as Paul describes in Corinthians, so often comes after the thought is had. What if I stopped first, prayed second, and thought third?
What if, instead of vetting my thoughts through the Holy Spirit, as if He is something of my boss, I asked Him first what He thought?
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