What A Man Says
There is no doubt that when we look around the world today we will see many different options to solve the issues we face. When you go to a bookstore or do an internet search you will find seemingly countless options to improve your life. No matter what problem you are facing you can believe that there is something or some company in this world who is offering a solution. As a person who likes to put together plans for things these options often can look very tempting. In the past whenever there was something that I was dealing with or something that I had to do I would also study what options there were to address it and then put together a plan as to how I would go about tackling the issue. Over time, I began to place more and more confidence in the solutions and plans that I came up with and started to rely on them more and more. Eventually, even though I was a disciple of Christ, I was leaving Jesus completely out of my planning process. This way of life came one day and brought the consequences of trying to do it on my own.
My question for you today is a simple and straightforward one… Where do you place your confidence? That may sound like a pretty simple question and one that has a simple answer for someone who believes in Christ, but the true answer does not lie in the words you use to answer it, but in the actions you take and the pattern of your life. The bible tells us that whenever we face trials or difficult circumstances, or whenever we face challenges and obstacles, we should turn to the Lord for our help. That does not mean that we should turn to the Lord after we have tried to figure it out on our own, or once we have come to the end of all other options. It does not mean that we should try to be independent and strong people who do things on our own. No, it means that no matter how big or how small the situation is, our first action is to ask the Lord for help and direction.
So, I want you to ask yourself a question today, “who do I turn to for help?” “What do I place my confidence in?” If you cannot answer those questions by saying that my help comes from the Lord and my confidence is in Jesus Christ, then I would recommend that you take a serious look at where you are getting your help and what you confidence is in. When we place our confidence in anything else there is one thing that we can be certain of, we will one day come face to face with the consequences of that decision.