"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6
Yesterday, we read how important it is to acknowledge God in all our ways and not just in some of our ways. Today provides the reason this works out in our favor. When we abide in God on a daily basis, we acknowledge that we need Him, that we trust Him, and that we want to move forward in the day with Him and not ahead of Him. It is when this happens that God will make our paths straight. A straight path does not mean there aren't any obstacles or things in the way to cause you to trip and fall. A straight path does not mean you walk alone, accomplishing everything in your power and your strength. A straight path means God is with you every step of the way, accomplishing His purpose in His power, in His strength, and in His way. A straight path means that just because you trip and fall, your direction and your overall purpose does not change. On this path that God makes straight, you will be challenged, but God will work in and through you to accomplish the end goal which ultimately is to bring God glory.
Think of a time you stumbled along a path you were on. Now process through that and see if, in that time, you waited on God to lift you up and lead the way, or did you continue to stumble in your own strength?