Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:3 New International Version
We were so excited to be buying a house.
Everything lined up as planned. Our credit scores were high, the VA loan was in place, and our savings were beyond what we needed to negotiate an asking price for the home of our dreams. Everything was perfect, until the news no homebuyer wants to hear arrived, “Another buyer bidded ten thousand dollars over the asking price of the home.”
The realtors’ words echoed in my head. How could this happen? I thought we were in negotiations for the home with the bank. Turned out the bank wasn’t interested in our bid any longer. The thought of decorations, family gatherings, and game day barbecues was over. So was the thought of that nice beautiful home.
You may have dealt with a circumstance you didn’t understand. Like me, you laid out your plan and prepared well for this new season, but things didn’t turn out the way you expected. The proverb teaches us to, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
The verse doesn’t say God will endorse every plan we make. It does imply His blessing over our plans. When we commit our plans to Him, He will establish those plans in His timing and way and bring us to a place of peace and happiness.
On my Christian journey, I’ve learned God knows where the treasures of the earth lie. He knows because He is in control of every circumstance. He wants us to commit our plans to Him. It’s okay to plan ahead—and it’s okay to set goals for our lives—but it’s important to remember we do not know what tomorrow may bring. As we move ahead in obedience, we can only trust God has our best interests at heart.
Embrace the truth of committing your plans to the Lord, and the peace of God will lead you to the place He wants you to be. Then the joy in your heart will be made full with His pleasures forevermore.
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