Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight

If you are like me, there are times that you pursue the path of God with sincerity, only to discover that you misunderstood His direction. It can be pretty disheartening to believe you are doing what God wants, only to realize along the way that you made a wrong turn. At such a time, it would be easy to get upset, or angry with yourself. You might begin questioning your decisions about many other things, or start thinking about the ‘if onlys.’ “If only I would have…I would be…” here or there by now, etc. At such a time, take heart, and remember two of my favorite words: “But God.” You may have made a mistake, but God is bigger. You may have misunderstood, but God knew your heart was in the right place. You may be off course—but God is able to bring good things out of bad, and always more than able to get you on the right path.