Read: Proverbs 3:1-8

During World War I, when Oswald Chambers arrived in Egypt to serve as YMCA chaplain to British Commonwealth troops, he was assigned to a camp ten kilometres north of Cairo. He wrote in his diary, “This area is absolutely desert in the very heart of the troops and a glorious opportunity for men. It is all immensely unlike anything I have been used to, and I am watching with interest the new things God will do and engineer.”

Oswald firmly believed Prov. 3:5-6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” This is comforting and challenging. The fact that the Lord leads us each day gives us security. But at the same time, we must not become so attached to what we are doing now that we resist God’s redirection and His timing.

Oswald said, “We have no right to judge where we should be put, or to have preconceived notions as to what God is fitting us for. God engineers everything. Wherever He puts us, our one great aim is to pour out a whole-hearted devotion to Him in that particular work.” Wherever God places us, let us love and serve Him with all our heart. As we trust in God completely, He directs our steps.

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