VCS InsightsVolume 2, Issue 21 May 2010 C VCS Insights 1
Dr. Dennis Demuth
Proverbs 3:4-6 is one of my favorite scripture verses, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart (inner man); and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Applying this verse to “all thy ways” includes personal and professional ways.
Figuring it Out
Most of us like to have everything figured out; we like to know exactly what we are going to do; we want answers to everything through our own human knowledge and reasoning. Attempting to figure things out takes a lot of time and may result in never really knowing the answer. Such is the case in the passing of our beloved pastor, Billy Joe. The Word does not instruct us to figure it all out. Rather, we are encouraged to acknowledge the fact that God is Lord over all our ways.
The Pressure is Off
One aspect of this Scripture verse is the removal of pressure from our lives because we have confidence that our steps are being ordered by God. When we make a mistake, miss a schedule, fail to turn in a report, have to work through a conflict with a parent, we don’t need to get all upset and uptight; we have confidence that God is in control of our life.
Confidence through Trials
When teachers realize that God has called them into teaching and that God has further called them to Victory Christian School, they can have the confidence through any trial or shortcoming that their steps are ordered of God. For example, when you receive a change of a schedule that may adversely affect some things that you plan to do with your class, you can accept the change in confidence, knowing that every
single step of your classroom life is ordered of God. He will still allow you to achieve the end results. The same is true if chapel runs over or the school has an outpouring of the Spirit of God and teachers don’t have the time to complete their lesson plans. God will not allow any positive to be lost when He pours our His Spirit. God will show every teacher exactly what needs to be accomplished and how to accomplish it.
Ephesians 2:10 says that we are His workmanship, created unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them. I am so thankful tor the teaching at Victory that confirms the fact that God is not the author of calamity; He is not the one who places pitfalls in our pathway to see if we will stumble and fall. These are not His attempt to build our character.
When God is directing our steps, He will always direct us into victory, always into triumph, always into the blessing of God, and always over or through the mountain.
When the Lord directs our steps, it does not mean that there won’t be any obstacles. Jesus said that we would have obstacles, but He also told us to be of good cheer because He has overcome them and as He is in this world, so are we.
As things come in our lives that hinder us from moving forward on the path that God has given us, we must meet them head on with the Word of God, the Name of Jesus, the Blood of the Lamb, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
As we acknowledge Him in all our ways, we can have confidence that He will direct our steps. The end results will be accomplished because our steps are being ordered (Psalm 37:23).
As you make plans this summer, allow Him to direct your steps.