We can be doing the right thing and even move in the right direction and still be just a little off track. How is this? When we make our own way, utilizing our own efforts and our own plans how to get there. Then when something hinders our progress we become confused and fearful. For, we are trying too hard to accomplish what God desires to help us do with His strength, His wisdom, and His help. God clear away the smoke from our eyes.
Blinded by the Smoke of Our Own Fire
You have made your plans and set your face to do,
Perhaps even feeling God is leading you.
You push and shove things out of the way;
To on your purposed path stay.
But when things keep getting in the way perhaps,
It is God trying to help get back on track.
The wise will daily seek to see,
If where they go is where God leads.
You ask what does this word mean?
Is the direction I go not the way right I have seen?
Am I blinded by the smoke of my own fire?
Is my dream my dream and not as God desires?
How am I able to know if my way is right?
How am I able to discern I am clear of sight?
Does my walk of faith need some repair?
Father, will You a sure solution share?
I tell you friend when your direction is true,
It is up to me not up to you.
You must be open to the way I have designed for you to go
Not blinded by the smoke of your own understanding but trusting God is in control.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.