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Overcorrecting… 5/19/2020 10:34 AM

Overcorrecting. I used that thought this past Sunday as a way to help us see that many times in life we simply overcorrect. I wanted us to see how we are emotionally charged and react in ways that put us in harm’s way when all we wanted was to straighten out or fix what we were seeing and feeling. Yes, overcorrecting can be dangerous to you and to others.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.

How many times in life have we overcorrected by rushing into a relationship, jumping to a new job opportunity, quitting too soon or speaking out before we think it through. We try to fix something in our life but we swerve too far and too fast leaving us out of balance and in harm’s way. It is dangerous to us and to others. Proverbs 3 reminds us that our role is to trust in the Lord.

Do those words challenge your thinking? It doesn’t tell us what decision to make when we “feel” certain things, it reminds us of what to do so that we won’t continue to overcorrect. The challenge of trusting in the Lord will be exposed in how we respond to the feelings and reactions in our lives. It will take more of our heart and less of what we understand. This has nothing to do with the rush of emotions we feel but everything to do with the connection we have with the Lord. In everything we do we must trust the Lord and we must trust Him with every part of our heart. No area can be off limits when it comes to our relationship with the Lord and our need to commit all of our ways to Him. We must give up how we see things and how we understand life. Then something amazing happens, we stop overcorrecting and He makes our path straight.

Overcorrecting. Yes, overcorrecting can be dangerous to you and to others but thank you Lord for desiring to straighten our path. Lord give us strength and courage to trust in you.

Until we see each other again

Pastor Chad


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