In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:6, NKJV
The word “always” is an adverb of Old English origin meaning “all the way.” Though often applied to space or distance, the earliest uses of the word referred to time. In this verse, the Bible is very clear about which specific matters we are to bring before our Heavenly Father. We are to acknowledge Him in all that we do. We are to consult Him in every area of life.
Sometimes we hold back certain areas from God. An executive justifies his cutthroat tactics by saying, “This is business.” A college student rationalizes her dating choices by claiming, “The heart wants what the heart wants.” A coach thinks he can’t motivate his team unless he curses. Do you want God to direct all of your paths or only some of them? Isn’t it time to stop playing keep away from God?