Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (NJKV)
Every human being on this planet was created in the image and likeness of God! Since we are, we have been genetically wired to be brilliant, creative, and thoughtful just like Him! Thus, we are highly intelligent and intellectual human beings! Sometimes, we use our abilities to design, direct, and defend every aspect of our lives! In essence, we rely solely upon our God-given abilities while failing to consult God! When we do, our actions are a direct reflection of a lack of trust in God! Without trust, we are in a power struggle! In effect, we’re struggling to hold our lives together while God maintains the power to control it! In fact, He holds the power to do everything we are trying to do on our own! As such, we must redirect our intelligence and intellect to recognize: (1) God is sovereign! Hence, He has always and will forever have complete control! (2) He knows the beginning from the end and everywhere in between! As a matter of fact, everything that we will ever experience has already been planned and there is nothing we can do to avoid it! (3) Trusting God eliminates pressure and releases peace! So, don’t get caught in a power struggle, but learn to trust God!