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verse 9: “The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”

In the movie adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (which is sort of a Justice League of literary heroes), Allan Quatermain and Tom Sawyer are pursuing Mr. Hyde through the back alleys of Paris. Quatermain the hunter shoots and misses Mr. Hyde, who dodges the shot (by the way, Allan Quatermain never misses what he shoots at). Sawyer remarks, “you missed him.” Quatermain replies, “I wasn’t trying to hit him…..turn left, Mr. Hyde.” as he shoots again, making Hyde turn left. It is only several scenes later that the viewer sees that Quatermain has been deftly corralling Hyde into a trap to capture him, all the while Hyde thinking he was escaping his pursuers.

Man thinks he can plan every step of his future, that he is the sole captain at the wheel of the ship. However, he fails at times to remember a simple fact I have stated on several of these devotions….God is in control. Similar to modern GPS devices that tell you when you stray and direct you back to the mapped path, God has a way of directing our steps in life. If you don’t have Jesus charting the course for your life….isn’t it about time you gave Him the wheel?

Something to think about.

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