Plan to succeed

Day 16 of 31 Days of Wisdom

imageRoll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (Amplified Version)

One sure way to fail at anything is to leave the Lord out of it. Including the Lord in your plans means to get His perspective BEFORE you decide to move forward on a major endeavor. Including the Lord in your plans is not making a decision and then asking God to bless it. We should first get God’s plans because they are already blessed.

Sometimes we may not be sure what the will of the Lord is. Depending on the magnitude of the endeavor, it would be best to wait until we know in our hearts what we should do. There will be other times where the endeavor isn’t a major step. I believe that the Lord allows us freedom to decide many things but it would be wise to take small steps and constantly check in to see if you still have that “green light” feel in your heart.

But one thing is certain, you don’t have to be stressed when moving forward in major decisions in life. Roll them onto the Lord, refuse to be anxious about anything, and wait for His direction and blessing. You may feel a sense of urgency at the moment but in reality the right opportunities are the ones that are reserved for you without you having to make rushed decisions.

It’s okay to have plans and to prepare. In fact, Proverbs 16:1 says, “The preparations of the heart belong to man…” Planning is our responsibility. However, the remainder of that verse says, “but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.” So if you combine verse 1 and 3 you’ll see that we should plan and prepare but then commit or roll our plans (works) onto the Lord. When we do this He will give us His answer/plan of action and therefore our works will be successful.

In the comments below, share a time you committed your works to the Lord and how it made all the difference.

Love,

Ernst

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