if there is one thing I consistently have trouble with it’s listening to “the voice within me” when it comes to things I think are well within my own control. things that please me or things that would make others look at me with admiration. let’s just get real here, when’s the last time you wanted to do something you knew would make someone else happy but just knew the answer should be no? by all indications, what you want to do is “good” so why not, right? wrong! I know I can’t possibly look at the big picture as God does and for whatever reason, if He’s telling me no, I need to learn to listen. when the only thing stopping me from doing something is the simple fact that I don’t want to say no; I need to say no … even if it makes no sense to me!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5 NIV)