Friday, January 4, 2013

Just As It Should Be

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

Committing our daily endeavors to the Lord is an easy thing to forget and overlook.  It’s easy to forget that we can pray with our kiddos over their schoolwork and commit that to the Lord in prayer.

It’s easy to forget that God cares about the things we care about; even the small things. The housework that needs to get done, the groceries that need to be bought, and the time we want to invest in our marriage and our friendships.

We don’t even give it another thought when we plan a vacation or look to buy a new home. A new car purchase can be stressed over…but is it prayed over?

God cares about it all. He wants us to seek Him in it ALL.

I think sometimes the things in our life are harder than they ought to be. We stress over making right decisions when the only right decision should be to lay it before the Lord and believe that He will guide us and not lead us astray.

It’s so natural and easy for us to try and control too much – only giving God the leftovers.

Commit to the Lord WHATEVER you do. That means the cupcakes you planned to make for your child’s class party, the table you are leading at Bible Study, or the new dress you are purchasing. Commit it all to Him.

And your plans will succeed. They will work out. It is His promise to us. Everything will fall into place just as it should be because our priorities were placed in the right hands. With the right person. At the right time. They may not succeed how we think they should, but they will work out according to God’s perfect plan for our lives.

“Oh Lord, I’m so guilty of storming ahead on my own willpower with my own agenda. Never including you in my plans. Please forgive me. Help me be aware of your presence and caring in my life. Remind me that you’re ever-present and ever-watchful in my life, caring about even the tiniest of details. Help me consult you FIRST and commit everything I do – to you. Help me hand it over. The big, the small, the important and the not-so-important.

I love you. I live for you. I believe in you.

I want my plans to succeed. And I want to know that they only succeeded because I submitted my will – to Yours.


Anonymous said...

I love God's perfect timing. Your post today was exactly what I needed to read. ALL is the word which God, through you reminded me of what I learned in ministerial class: when God says all that's what He means because all is all and that's all all is. Especially when it comes to God.

Thank you for blessing me today!

Dionna said...

Anonymous - I'm glad this post came at a time when you needed to hear it. I pray I can discipline myself to commit ALL to my God - not just the things I deem important.