“Lean Not”


“Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something”

Dear Lady,

So according to the definition above trust is a choice–and most importantly a decision. As we all know it is graduation season. Everybody is either graduating from high school, or college.  Some of my friends are getting engaged or are even married already and starting their new “adult lives”.

So lately, as everyone shares their lives on social media, I found myself “comparing” my current situation to some of my friends. I know life happened and it has delayed some things in my life but I was looking back on everything that has even happened in the last year and found myself questioning God and asking why He has allowed me to experience some of the things i have been through. I found myself questioning why some things have taken so long in my life whereas it seems my friends just have everything together.

Suddenly, the Holy Spirit rebuked me and It was clear as day! He brought to my remembrance, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. But in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (New International Version Bible). As simple as this bible scripture is I was very humbled.

Many times in our lives, we try to rely and  do things in our own strength–with our own understanding. We readily rely on ourselves and others to help us out; but fail to put our trust in the one who has constantly and consistently proven Himself over and over again.

As I reflect, I recognize that God has provided everything I will ever need and want in Him; however it is up to me to have a “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, [and] strength of [God]” (google.com) Although I may not understand why certain things have turned out how they have, So far God continues to make my path straight and I am confident that my future in Him is so bright!

So I just want to encourage you that no matter how impossible, confusing, draining, and hard your situation may be “Trust in the Lord, your God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. But [continue] to acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will make your paths straight.” (NKJV Bible) Everything will work out for your good.

So stop leaning and trust God!

Until Next time,


Lady J.

4 thoughts on ““Lean Not”

  1. Audrey says:

    Thanks Lady J. I believe we all come a path similar to what you speak about in this post. I have entertained some of these sentiments just in the past week. I asked myself, why now and before. I even wondered if I should just give up my desired quest all together. But as I reflect back, I realize that, this is the time. We are where He knew we would be. His Perfect Will.

    • Lady J says:

      Yes, I am realizing the plans He has for us are all His perfect will. Thank you for stopping by!!

  2. Jessica Gold says:

    Jasmine! I really love this! In the age of social media, it is so easy to compare our lives to others, but in reality everyone’s journey is different and we are all blessed differently! Thank you for reminding us of that 🙂

    • Lady J says:

      Our journeys may be different but the lessons are the same. I am learning to just trust God cause I know He finished my end before my beginning and he will see me through!!!

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