Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Being human, there is an ever-pressing temptation to follow my understanding rather than Godís leadership. With what God has given me I may desire to use it all for His glory. But how many times do I see what God has provided only to take control of it and decide to do with it what I deem best? If I sing, I might aspire to get a recording contract. If I write, I may decide I need to be published. If I preach, I may decide I need to be on the radio. So often we limit what God may choose to do with our abilities by what we see mankind doing with such abilities. Along our trek upon the beaten path, we often get our eyes so set upon the multitudes we desire to reach that we overlook the one who God desires to use us to reach specifically. As we seek to be used by God, it is important we keep in mind that Godís ways do not always fit the norm. You might call it thinking outside the boxóbut with God, itís simply called seeking His will, and leaning not to your own understanding.