One never approaches a railroad crossing without seeing the warnings to “stop, look and listen.”
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Pre-conceived notions and unrealistic expectations can become sources of much frustration and even lead to wrong conclusions.
One of the pitfalls when serving any master is that of becoming impressed with one’s own abilities and successes.
The thinking of mankind is not on the same plane as divine thought. In that truth Christians can take great comfort, for Scripture states concerning God … "For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa 55:8-9 NIV). Those who by faith have placed their trust in the finished work of Christ on the Cross need not depend on their own understanding to be the directive and guide in life.