Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Auto-Correct

I have a love/hate relationship with the auto-correct or predictive text function on my phone.  I text a lot and often times my fingers get ahead of my brain.   That's when I love the auto-correct function - "adn" is quickly changed to "and", "ill" is changed to "I'll", and "tomorow" becomes "tomorrow." 

But other times my phone tries to get ahead of me, and will auto-correct my words to what it thinks I am trying to say.  That's when I'm not too fond of this function.

I woke up really early this morning (4:30 to be exact), and the first words on my mind were "auto-correct."  The first few lines of this post immediately came to mind so I had to get up and write them down.

How many times do we try to use the auto-correct function with God?

Sometimes I try to auto-correct my course to line up with God's will.  I think I know how God is going to move, and I try to orchestrate the situation so everything will work exactly how God wants it... only it's not His plan, but mine.  That's when He has to come in and gently correct my steps back to His path.

Other times God has to come in and adjust my thinking.  I am so sure I know what God is thinking or how He feels about a situation that I don't even go to Him in prayer; instead, I hide out of fear of shame.  I let guilt and self-condemnation keep me from running to my Father because I think I already know how He is going to respond. 

The Bible tells that God's love for us will never fail and that He is rich in kindness and grace.  The Bible also says that God's ways and thoughts are higher than ours.  We can't rely on our thinking to make sense of things or determine how God is going to move.  Instead we must rely on the Word of God.
Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.  Psalm 119:105 KJV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
The Bible is the only auto-correct feature we need.  Stand firm on His Word today.


Many blessings,

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13 comments:

  1. This goes perfectly along with our ladies Bible study this past Monday night (we are studying Sarah). Thank you!

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  2. Yes, I have been guilty of attempting to auto-correct myself. I love how God gives us illustrated lessons with our ordinary day to day activities.

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  3. This is great! God has to come in and adjust my thinking...oh yes! Way more often that He should have too!

    Blessings...Chelle

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  4. Good honest thoughts of which we all are guilty at times!

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  5. I wish God would auto correct what I say sometimes. Love the post! :)

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  6. What a great analogy, Lisa. His Word is definitely the auto-correct that we need to depend on. I rush ahead of him far too often.

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  7. Hi Lisa - great analogy, especially in this gadget addicted world :) Thanks for linking up my friend. I always look for you. wow, the way I'm typing I wish my laptop would auto-correct!!!
    God bless
    Tracy

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  8. Great analogy of how I often try to "auto correct" to anticipate what God's doing. But His ways aren't mine, His thoughts aren't mine. They are absolutely higher. (Isaiah 55:8-9) It's often hard for me to let go of the control! Thanks for your encouragement!

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  9. I totally understand the love hate relationship... auto-correct drives me crazy! But now I will remember this when it happens. Such a great post Lisa. Thanks for linking up, blessed by you!

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  10. Lisa, I completely understand what you mean concerning the love-hate relationship! I was just thinking that the other day on my phone. Sometimes I turn it off, but then I remember how beneficial it can be. You've provided a beautiful analogy. I couldn't help but think of Proverbs 16:9 which reads, "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." We sometimes what to auto-correct things, but God's way prevails.

    Great article. I would love to have you as a contributor for our magazine, In The Light!

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