An architect complains that many of his clients come & ask him to design a house for them, only to let him very speedily discover that they have already designed it all for themselves.
What they really want is his sanction of the plan & the satisfactions of seeing him draw on paper what they have fully in mind.
It is in very much the same fashion that we often go to God, the great Architect, with our lives. We ask Him for wisdom & guidance, but we have already planned how we will build our fortunes & shape our course & it is not His way we are seeking, but His approval of our way.
- Mississippi Visitor. (moreillustrations.com)
Pro 3:5-6 (ERV): “Trust the LORD completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way.”
“If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.” - George Mueller.