Proverbs 16:3 – Commit to the Lord

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.“
~ Proverbs 16:3

I’ve been doing such an amazing study of Proverbs recently. This has been both with my church each week and also with a friend of mine in a daily devotional. This book provides us all with so much wisdom from the Lord. There are so many ways He presents both the true path and the false and how to avoid it just within this book. My thoughts on this particular verse really spoke to me and then almost immediately were confirmed by the comments of a friend.

How do we plan? I guess we all do that differently but it’s usually the same in some aspect I suppose. We think of what we want…what we think needs to happen and how it needs to happen. So we plan and then we take action. I’m only saying this from experience not that all plans of everyone don’t flow through the Lord. I just know that all too often I personally make plans on my own.

This post isn’t about plans though, at least not totally. It’s more about how WE commit to the Lord within those plans. When reading about this, I saw several ways we might go about this particular process which made me question myself and how we all plan. Do we fully commit to a plan with God and then run away when it doesn’t go as we thought? Do we have that little faith that we don’t trust when a plan isn’t what we saw in our own mind?

I feel there are also different things we can do with plans when it comes to committing to God. We can make a plan and attempt to do it all on our own or we can make a plan in Him and sit back and wait without taking any action. All of these are of course not a way to put our faith in God or be able to truly commit our plans and our lives to Him.
So the true question is really have we given our plans over entirely to the Lord? If we have we can participate in that plan with a fine and delicate balance by His side. We can work towards the ultimate goal in knowing Him closer as well as all our plans and we shall succeed.

~Kenny Stahl

 

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Kenny Stahl
Kenny Stahl is a believer who currently lives in Ruidoso, NM. He's passionate about sharing Jesus with anyone he can. He's a father to 2 wonderful children. He's been writing devotionals faithfully for Inscription since January 2017.

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