In Proverbs 3:6 it says, in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. This means in major and minor things. He wants to direct our path to accomplish His will in the earth through us.

The reason we may not have acknowledged God is because of a lack of trust in Him. We may think our way is better, but Proverbs 3:5 tells us we’re leaning towards our own understanding.

When we don’t acknowledge Him and do our own thing, we end up doing things that leave us devastated. We end up marrying the wrong person, taking a job we thought was great, or taking the wrong turn that lead us into a traffic jam. Proverbs 14:12 tells us, there is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. All of this could have been avoided if we acknowledged the Lord.

The instruction in God’s word is not trying to constrict us. It’s there so that we can minimize our mistakes. But, if we do miss the mark He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).