Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
What it means: We all know the type of people who have to plan almost every single day out and worry about every small detail… OK OK .. maybe I just described myself but.. I am a professional event planner!!? So, sometimes I get carried away with wanting to plan my life rather than committing my works to the Lord. It is so easy to get mixed up with our own worries and stresses! But I have good news for all of us “planners”, we do not need to worry!!! All we have to do is serve the Lord and love him with all of our heart. All we have to do is love our neighbors and work hard while glorifying God every single day!!! God has all the plans set out for you! This is something I definitely struggle with as I love to have control and I struggle to have no control on my plans. I know it is something that God is consistently working in me to make me depend on him more and more. When I concentrate my energy on serving the Lord, ALMOST ALWAYS my plans fall into place much easier! Don’t waste your energy worrying about what you can’t change, or heck even about what you can and put that energy into good use.
Take the Challenge: Whatever you might be going through today that challenges you to release control I urge you to take a chance to stop worrying. Relax knowing that God has control and you do not have to hold the reins. Understand that by releasing control you are glorifying God!
Prayer: Lord, thank you so much for loving me and for craving my attention every single day. Please forgive me for wanting to be in control of all of my plans and for wanting to direct my own way. I pray to release control to you and to fully succumb to your plans not mine. I pray for you to work in me to establish a trust completely in you. Lord, as I release control I pray to make my paths straight and full of love and happiness. Amen.