In life we cruise through depending largely on ourself. We may not actually say the words, but we sure think them, or demonstrate them- "I got this God." The thought of the flesh is to be completely self sufficient needing no one but ourselves, when God is longing for us to lean on Him the whole time. Then it happens the circumstance you cannot handle, the problem you cannot figure out, the question you don't have an answer to, and then what? These circumstances are sometimes the only thing that make us turn our eyes upward to the one with the plan. In our life God has put something we cannot control and certainly do not know how it will all end, but it is teaching me everyday I never had control in the first place. It also helps me understand how much I was missing when I relied completely on myself.
What if today we did things differently? What if today started the day with the Lord praying, "I cannot make it through this day without your complete guidance?" Don't wait for an experience like the backup camera to humble you, and force you to choose the better option! Just go ahead and embrace the better option, God, right now and experience all He has for you!
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]