April 7, 2024

Bob Maas
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 139:23-24

For many years I made my own plans and set my goals as though I understood what was best for me. I looked at the pros and cons and did my best to eliminate negative outcomes because I didn’t want them interfering with the good I was planning to accomplish.

I would ask God to bless my endeavors because that made me feel like I was getting His approval. Now I realize how foolish and presumptuous I was. What I was doing was nothing more than a fantasy. The only person I was fooling was myself.

I am so grateful that the Lord’s light shined brightly and exposed the darkness of my ways. Once again, His truth set me free. Now I am focused on simply abiding in Him and trusting the Lord to direct my steps, one by one.