Master or Mastery

A short time ago, I was reading a devotional in the book, Jesus Calling. With pressing concerns in our nation such as the emergence of Covid-19 and the changes that has made, unrest, rioting, political climate and the unknown future makes the contents of the August 8th devotional penetrating.

As a person who likes a plan, it seems to bring a sense of control or stability to my life, or course, until that plan doesn’t happen or even if it does the next day requires another plan. The truth is according to the referred devotional and Proverbs 3:5-6, “our searching for understanding and mastery of life” is not the goal.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” This verse is the key to defining what is and is not the goal. Seeking the Master (trust in the Lord) is the goal; not relying on your mastery skills (trusting in yourself).

Putting our trust in the One that created this universe, who formed us in our mother’s womb, saved us, has a plan and purpose for our life and knows all things—including our tomorrows should be our such a relief. We should remind ourselves daily that seeking the Master is the plan that will bring peace, His presence and your path straight.

Pastor Ruth Kaunley

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