Learning To Lean Not To My Own Understanding

Trust Is Important In Any Relationship

Learning To Lean Not To My Own Understanding

Trust is a very crucial ingredient in any relationship. When you have trust in someone or something you are confident that you can rely on them for assurance or that it will do or function as it should. The trust one has in the Lord supersedes anything or anyone else. Think about this; You actually trust a chair when you sit in it? You sit down knowing or assuming that it is going to hold you up. God is everywhere we are! When you trust the Lord you begin to realize that your life is not your own. Upon this revelation you begin the process of slowly and surely relinquishing the things that inhibit your spiritual growth. Your desire to please Him increasingly becomes your main priority.

God knows us from the inside out. As you invite Him into your daily life you are also actually better able to relate to those around you. You try to find ways to encourage them to grow closer to the LORD and foster autonomy yet remain concerned about the well being of all.

Proverbs 3 says “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.” Of course this is easier said than done. But there is a significant value lesson in this Truth. What does it mean when we say all? Is it not to imply that we exclusively, wholly or entirely commit to whatever it is we are trusting? Trust is developed over a period of time within a relationship. Once trust is developed it brings about a certain stability that is indicative of the relationship. It also yields a sense of security and permanency.

When you truly put your trust in God you can unquestionably rely on Him. God is not like us He does not change! There is no doubt that He will do just what He says. In order to know what He says you must take time in His Word "Meditate upon it day & night". This is also why it is so important to develop an ongoing relationship with Him. God knows our hearts. Before we even ask Him anything He knows what is best for us. To the degree you exercise your trust in Him you begin to grow spiritually and your inner peace will increase!

You know that whatever happens in time (even the bad stuff) GOD WILL work it out for your GOOD!

You begin to lean on Him more. Your understanding begins to open and you become more aware of people, places and anything surrounding you. Your insight and perceptions of Him also broadens. You embrace His Son Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord! When this happens your desire to acknowledge Him more and more in your life is cultivated. You gradually begin to take fewer detours and shift your priorities. You are able to relinquish many of the things and plans that are contrary to what His plan is for your life. No, This does not mean you become rigid or legalistic. Just the opposite you acquire a new found freedom. But you do become somewhat "peculiar!" Remember this type of trust opens your understanding. You consciously realize that you are fully exposed to God. “Those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” I Corinthians 4

Trust again is a very crucial ingredient in any relationship. On our country’s currency it even says “In God we Trust.” But do we really? I often wonder since there has been a plethora of attempts to remove this statement from money; has this type of reasoning contributed somewhat to the overall downfall in our economy that has resulted in a universal recession, yes we are now recuperating from it? Notice this as well; They have allowed Prayer to be taken out of our schools! Is this why so many fatal shootings and crimes are happening within our schools, colleges and universities? What is so interesting is that our places of worship are no longer considered sacred by many. For many they are a social circle rather than a place where our main focus is to Worship & Praise the Lord and lift His Holy Name!

There is even a strong push to redefine marriage and change the oldest institution there is... I am "Pro Marriage God's Way!" This is not at all about hate. It is not right to change or alter what God our Creator has designed in order to appease anyone's desires or inclinations. If you so choose; you can have a relationship with whomever or whatever you want... But please do not try to make it the same as "HOLY MATRIMONY." This is leaning to your own understanding...! You are now infringing on God's written sacred Word! Make it a civil union if this is what you want. This gives you the support of man's civil law to a degree but not God's Blessing. In the long run have you really and truly thought about what this will do to the biological family? LORD HELP US! Due to the shifting in our ever changing moral barometer, has this too resulted in less trust in relationships overall? What now becomes the moral standard? So many just shift partners and change them like giving up a pair of old shoes... Does this gesture display a lack of trust in the Creator who our founding pioneers founded this country upon? It is important to always give credit where it is due.

"GOD IS LOVE!" He wants what is best for each one of us! He wants to be a part of every area of our lives. " It is in HIM we move and live and have our being!" Each day is a precious GIFT from the LORD. Each day is a day to grow closer to the LORD!

According to Proverbs 3 it is quite clear how very important it is “to TRUST in GOD in ALL our ways” in order for our path to be made straight.” I believe all of God’s Word! As I grow spiritually daily it is my prayer that I continually shift to leaning on Him and not my own understanding. As His child I want to “acknowledge Him in ALL my ways so He will make my path straight.” Life is precious and trusting in God, our Creator and Maker of heaven and earth the Author and Finisher of our FAITH, you really can’t go wrong. God really does know what is best for us! Thank You Lord for Salvation & Eternal life through Jesus Christ! It is important to remember from whence we have come… When I see the LORD face to face I don't want HIM to be a stranger!


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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

Thank you for this..wonderful hub..thank yu for praying for me

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Than you for sharing. Together we and many others pray for your healing. Blessings

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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

What a dear true reminder today. Thank you for your hub!

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Thank you & Blessings!

pinkbuzz 7 years ago

Thank you for this site. It was very helpful and it answered my question.

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Artin2010 7 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

There is sooo much wisdom in Proverbs, one can spend a whole lifetime absorbing the knowledge that is present in such truthful words/sayings. Thank you for creating this hub also. Proverbs2:10-forward When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: to deliver thee from the way of the evil man,from the man that speaketh froward things;

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Artin2010, The Proverbs truly is wonderful and yes "sooo much wisdom!" You are quite welcome! Thank you for sharing and visiting, Peace & Blessings!

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

DeBorrah, I love the you trust a chair when you set in it analogy. Great Hub! Thanks and Peace :)

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Katiem2, So nice to see you here! Thank you for stopping by and sharing! Please do come again! Peace & Blessings

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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Your hubs touch my heart. Your spirit is wonderful!!! May God Bless you always!!!!! Much love!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Drpasdtorcarlotta, Thank you for your sincerity! I believe the Lord has us on one accord here! It is always so nice of you to stop by and share! In His love, Peace, Joy & Blessings!

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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

One of my favorite verses.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Sky321, Great! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Mr's Deborrah : A truly wonderful work. Many times I trusted God with my life in times when I was afraid I might get shot as a police officer while trying to save lives. I never knew for sure if I would live or die, but I knew I could trust God to do what God felt was best in all situations. God Bless You Dear Heart.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars, Thank You! I pray that you are encouraged! Life can be difficult at times... Being a police officer put your life at risk on many occassions... Now you can use that same TRUST and draw that much more closer to the Lord each day!

When we TRUST the LORD we can always find something to be THANKFUL for, we can always lean on Him! Trusting God brings "Security & Significance" especially when we realize that ultimately everything is under HIS control. Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Peace, Joy & Blessings!

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clara kish@yahoo. 5 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

I was so glad to come across your hub. I sent in my first hub today and I really messed it up. I hope in the next ones to be able to improve, I was really surprised at the hubs I have seen , I was so afraid that I would be out of place here but Thank God, I feel at home, now if I can get my poems printed right I will be satisfied, Your hub was what I needed .

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Clara Kish, WELCOME! So glad that you stopped by to share and have been encouraged! Don't Give Up! I am sure that you will improve... I have certainly messed up a hub or two as well! There is a wonderful diversity of Hubbers here so ENJOY! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

'slowly, surely', such beautiful truth and encouragement you gave in your hub! It all brings hope in such a glorious way! Thank you!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Frogyfish, Wonderful! So glad that you have been encouraged! PRAISE GOD! We CAN ALWAYS place our TRUST in the LORD! GOD IS FAITHFUL! Thank you for stopping by to share, please do come again. Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

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Tamarajo 4 years ago from Southern Minnesota

This verse in proverbs 3 has been particularly meaningful to me lately as the trials of life rage on as I know they do for all. He really is trustworthy! and we really need to keep our eyes on Him and you are right as your article suggests that as we continue to trust Him it will build for an even stronger relationship to Him.

Appreciated also your insight about our economy and how as a culture we really don't show our faith in God financially with all the debt we are in and our lack of faith is a downward spiral for the economy in general.

A blessed read.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Tamarajo, AMEN! Thank you! The LORD truly is trustworthy! In this day of ever changing times we can still always has HOPE in the LORD! We must not "lean to our own understanding" But instead each day it is important to spend time with the LORD drawing closer to Him and seek HIS WILL & HIS WAY!

Your keen spiritual insight is welcomed and much appreciated. So nice of you stop by, In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

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