My Plans or His

Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭3‬ ‭

I have often went through life asking God to commit to my plans. As someone who generally likes schedule, structure and control, I admit waiting on God’s plans and timing often get in my way. Although hard to admit, I tend to want His will, in as much as it lines up with my plans and timing. Unfortunately for me, God doesn’t work that way.

At times, I have ran from the plans I knew He had for me. I didn’t want to set aside my plans to make time for His plans. I have many “projects” He laid on my heart; unfinished due to my own priorities and plans. It’s not that He has asked of me something that He has not equipped me to do. It is not that it things are impossible, for I know that nothing is impossible for Him. It is just I am more focused on my own plans.

I can ask God to bless my plans. If they are outside His plans and purpose, God is under no obligation to establish them. Where my plans and His will align, I generally find smooth sailing. Even when problems arise, the peace that surrounds me makes it all seem less. And at the times where I let God’s plans and purpose override my own, I typically find a joy unspeakable, once I surrender to the His process.

Prayer – Lord, I am sorry for all the times I have tried to step in and take Your place. I am sorry for playing god when I have a God who only wants the best for me. Help me to be quick to surrender my plans to You, to follow Your will. I commit my works to You. Establish my thoughts in You.

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