Day 26


“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 straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Albert Einstein gave this insightful definition to insanity: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Often, it is easy to rely on what we already know and do what we have always done. But God wants us to live a life of faith. Risk is involved on our part because without it we will never grow. We will “acknowledge Him” by surrendering our plans to Him.

We need to be delivered from allowing familiarity to be the measure of what we believe to be God’s will for our next steps. Meaning is found in breaking out of the monotony of the everyday to see God’s will in this new day.

A story of insanity was lived out in a World War II Nazi concentration camp in Hungary. The prisoners had worked in a factory, but one day the Allies came along and blew up the factory leaving the prisoners with nothing to do. The guards had the prisoners take the rubble of that factory and move it to a nearby field just for work.

The next day they reversed it and had them take the rubble and move it back to the original site. The next day they reversed it and had them take the rubble and move it back.

They did this over and over. No meaning or purpose. Just work without meaning. A tragic thing began to happen. The prisoners began to go crazy. They lost hope and many lost their minds. They began to throw themselves in front of the guards in order to be shot, because death was more preferable than living life without meaning.

God wants us to live a life of meaning and purpose. The problem with so many people is that their pursuits—their career, hobbies, and relationships—are not tied into a relationship with God and His will for their lives. Often, we have small plans because to us, our God is too small.

Application of God’s Truth

Is God asking you to do something that is stretching you and making you feel uncomfortable?  Make Proverbs 3:5-6 a prayer and pray this verse over what God is leading you to do.