Ecclesiastes 1:5 

5As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. 

According to popular online sources, Ferdinand Magellan achieved the first European navigation from the Atlantic to Asia; he planned and led a Spanish expedition and discovered the Philippines eventually.

Magellan was a Portuguese explorer by birth. Originally, he proposed his plan by sailing westward around Americas, but the king of Portugal refused to support him. He left Portugal and proposed the same expedition to the young king of Spain. Consequently, many Portuguese considered him as traitor after he gave his allegiance to Spain. The king of Spain appointed him admiral and granted him special powers and privileges to command a Spanish Fleet of five ships. Although, Magellan was killed in the Philippines, one of his ships successfully completed the first complete circuit of the globe and inspired future navigation.

For sure, there are individuals who may have great plans and visions in their minds, but not everyone can readily agree or participate in everything. Nonetheless, if God grants something to happen, he provides the right path to successful accomplishment. Human instinct may not be pleasing to the Lord, but still we are inclined to follow it naturally. When we insist on doing what we assume as beneficial to us, and if it is not done according to the will of God, it certainly leads to confusion.

It says in Psalm 32:1-2, 1Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Anything that originated from human sinful instinct is transgression or violation against the Lord that does not produce blessedness. The Lord blesses us if we rely upon him in all we do. Blessedness is glorious rejoicing that the Lord bestows to the repentant.

Lord Jesus, please forgive me when I fail to rely upon you.

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