One thousand years before Jesus came to earth, King Solomon gave his understanding of what is needed to receive guidance from God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Solomon said we must choose God’s path and allow Him to guide us. To do this, you must “trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Rely totally upon God’s wisdom. God knows what is best for you, your endeavors, and your future. He created you.
To receive God’s guidance, Solomon said, “In all your ways acknowledge Him.” In other words, you are to seek God’s will in all you do. Turn every area of your life over to God and examine your values and priorities to see how they match up with God’s.
When you remember to acknowledge God’s presence and include Him in all that you do, be assured that “He will make your paths straight.” He will guide you into accomplishing His purposes and not your own.