Once you’ve been a Christian for a while, it is easy to begin to “lean on your own understanding.” In other words, it’s easy to stop looking to God for the answer because you can look back to past experience and what seems to be common sense.

I think that’s an easy thing for missionaries, veteran youth workers, or even seminary students to do. We often fall into the trap of thinking that we have been in a million church services and have so much life experience that we can forget to consult the One who has the answers.

I have been guilty of this on more than one occasion. We need to seek God in all of our decisions, not just the ones where we don’t have “the answer.” What are you leaning on today? Your own understanding? Or the advice of the great counselor?