Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding, in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Solomon in these two proverbs is reminding us that we must commit on our ways to God. And that is to be done with our whole being and not just a part of our being or a single part of our lives, which is what he meant when he wrote “with all your heart”. And the only way to do that is to not rely on our own knowledge and/or power but to instead rely on God’s knowledge and God’s power, which is what he meant when he wrote “do not rely on your own understanding”.
Solomon then tells us “in all your ways know him” or as some translations will say “in all your ways acknowledge him”. What this simply means is that we are to be ever mindful of God and serve him with a willing and faithful heart. The very last phrase of this proverb contains a promise. And that promise is that if we do all the things that were listed prior to this last phrase; commit our ways to God, trust in God’s power and/or knowledge and be mindful of God. Then God “will make your paths straight”. Which means that God will remove the obstacles from your pathway and bring you to your appointed goal. But in order for that to happen you have to be committed to following God and to obeying God. If you are ready to make that commitment, then all that is needed is for you to pray this simple prayer:
Dear God, I know that my sin has separated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.