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Inspirational, Uplifting and Encouraging Bible Verses: Proverbs 3:5 - Guidelines for Living, Be Successful

Updated on December 8, 2013

Proverbs 3:5 New International Version (NIV)

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Three p’s under consideration here: Praying, pondering and planning. In what little time I have available to ponder, the process often involves praying and planning. According to what is gathered from Proverbs, we should involve God in all three. Certainly, praying implies His involvement, but let’s consider the other two p’s, pondering and planning.

If our thoughts and follow up conclusions are exclusively driven by our intellect, then they are solely our own. If, however, we consult people whom we hold in high regard, their wisdom can be imparted. I would think God the prime candidate, given He is a source of infinite wisdom. Thus, it might be a good idea to ponder, plan and meditate in a prayerful state; ask God to be part of the process. We can then be in a state of incorporated thought with Him, thereby ensuring success as per His will.

That sounds like a good plan.


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