This scripture reading from the book of Psalms rings true and everybody’s life at some point, and I find that I can really relate to the message that it is trying to send to the reader. So many times in today’s fast paced world we try to attack things head on going after our goals and desires, often leaving God out of the picture.
There have been many times in my life that I have tried to do things on my own, without so much as asking the Lord for help or wisdom and then when what I am trying to do fails, I sit there upset at the world and at God for not giving me the favor that He has promised. This scripture from Psalm 37 gives us the answer to how to succeed and become prosperous in this life.
The key to accomplishing your goals and desires it to give them wholeheartedly to God, spend time seeking Him, and His guidance, knowledge and wisdom, and He will be faithful to answer you. Now from what I have learned on my Christian journey thus far is that God does not always say yes to all of our desires, and that isn’t because He is breaking His promise of granting us the desires of our heart, it is because many times our desires have selfish motives behind them, and would only work to destroy us.
That is why it is important as verse 4 states to delight in the Lord, when we delight in Him, it means spend time with, get to know, develop a relationship with God. When we do this, many are surprised at just how much our desires change, and become more Godly and spiritually motivated, instead of the selfish worldly desires that we had before.
In a nutshell we can learn from this scripture that when we include God and we have a relationship with Him, things go well for us, we have God’s favor and we will be successful at whatever we put our hands to in the Name of Jesus, however if we leave God out of the picture and try to make things happen in our own strength more often than not we will be left discouraged and no further ahead than when we started.
Make God number one in your life, and make Him your trusted adviser and I promise you, things will begin to go well in your life.