Proverbs 16:3 NIV
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Committing our plans to Jesus can be scary. Most people would rather white knuckle it than giving up control of their plans and their lives unto God. But we will never know peace and we will never know the blessing of God until we give full control over to Jesus.
The Lord tells us to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10). He has created all things by His spoken word. He holds all things together by His mighty power and by His word. God is sovereign and full in control of everything we see. He controls our every heartbeat and He controls our every moment. He goes before us and establishes our every step. But the key is to trust Him and to give Him full control of every area of our lives.
One of the reasons I believe people have a hard time giving Jesus full control is they naturally worry about tomorrow and rely on their own understanding. But Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34). He tells us that He will provide. That our Father in Heaven knows every hair that is upon our heads. God knows all that is needed before we even ask.
The Lord also tells us not to lean on our own understanding. Human understanding is limited to the present. But godly understanding is eternal, and God knows everything. He knows the end from the beginning. He has created time and exist outside of time. To not trust Him is simply foolishness. But to trust Him with all things in our lives is where we will finally find peace. We will find the blessing of God poured out upon our lives when we fully surrender to His will and do things His way.
When we truly trust God, He will establish our plans. The reason He will establish our plans is because we have committed our way to the Lord. As we surrender, His will becomes our will. His desire becomes our desire. Therefore, I truly believe when the word of God says that those who delight themselves in the Lord, that He will give them the desire of their heart is because the desire becomes Him. He becomes our obsession and the things we truly pursue.
Life becomes much easier when we commit our way to the Lord. It doesn’t mean we won’t face trials and challenges, but through every trial we are refined, and we are matured. There is a great blessing in the trials we face because they are intricately connected with the will of God in our lives. May we trust Him and commit all things into His hands.
Father help me to commit my way and will in your hand. Help me to surrender anything that I have failed to surrender. Open my eyes to see the things you want me to see. Fill my heart with revelation, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Father have your way in my life and may your purposes and plans be established in my life. In the name of Jesus, Amen!
1. In what ways have you failed to fully surrender to Christ?