By Andrea Merrell
Proverbs 16:9 TPT
We’ve all heard it. Most of us have probably said it. President Harry S. Truman even had a sign on his desk: The Buck Stops Here!
Passing the buck—or passing the responsibility on
to someone else—is all too familiar in this day and time in which we live.
Stepping up to the plate, so to speak, and taking responsibility for our own actions
has become a thing of the past.
Someone once said that opinions are like armpits—everyone has one. But how do we form our opinions? Do we listen to those who love to gossip and sling dirt? Do we watch the news 24/7? Are we influenced mostly by social media?
The truth is we can form our own opinions and plan our own course, but the Lord is the only One who can establish our steps. He is the omniscient one, the one who knows all things. He knows the end from the beginning and everything in between. And He is the only truth we can bank on.
What it boils down to is this: Unless our thoughts, opinions, and words line up with God’s they don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Only what God says matters.
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