I would like to start this new week by asking you a question: would you like to know if your plans will succeed? You are doing new things, you want to make dreams come true or maybe you just want to continue what you started, and you would like to know if it will turn out as you planned.
You would like to be certain of having success in the projects before you jump in and start them. Well, I tell you that there is a way to find out and the answer is in our verse of the day which is Proverbs 16, verse 3.
It is written: "Commit to the Lord your works and your plans will succeed."
It is crucial to develop this habit of inviting God into all our projects, in every detail, from the beginning, before we even start anything. First, to give him the opportunity to confirm to us if it really comes from him, and then to benefit from his wisdom, his advice and his help. With God, you can do anything because nothing is impossible for him.
God is the best adviser. God likes to take ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and that's what He wants to do with you! But one of the conditions for that to happen is to walk hand in hand with him. And here is God's promise to you: as your eyes are fixed on him and you have chosen to entrust your life to him, your plans will succeed.
And in different translations, we can also read in our verse that "your plans will be realized, your plans will be established, your plans will be well ordered, will be accomplished"; and the translation of the Hebrew word even says that they will be "ready, firm, stable and established".
So do not superficially dedicate your activity to him, saying that your works are for him, but in reality you seek personal glory. Do not dedicate your works partially or temporarily to Him, entrusting your projects to Him but regaining control as soon as things do not take the desired direction. And above all, don't make the mistake of completely handing over your projects to him without you providing any personal effort.
There is a balance to be maintained between trusting God and praying as if everything depended on him, but working as if everything depended on us; and I am the living proof of it, and I know that many can also testify to it. The day I let go of control and told him: "Here I am", the day I invited God into all my dreams and my plans, I can tell you that he did infinitely beyond what I could imagine or think.
It also happened, sometimes, that he said "no" to me or sometimes that he said to me "wait again", but in any case, his plans and his timing were better than mine, and the blessing as well as success and favor always awaited me in the end.
So, if you too have already experienced this verse in your life, share it in the comments so that God's action in your life can encourage others. And if you have projects that you would like to submit to God today, write them to us in the comments as well, so that we can pray for you; and expect the faithfulness of God in your life.