surrender and commit

by Pastor Mark Jordan

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3, CEB) IMG_1017

How do you view success? It is typically defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. When you think about the success of your life, your plans, and goals…your aim, your purpose…what drives you to your knees in prayer?

We often miss the aim and purpose of today’s verse about committing your work to the Lord. We tend to ask God to bless our plans as opposed to ask to be blessed in the understanding of God’s plans. This is tough because it requires you to surrender control to God as opposed to controlling God to surrender to you. If you want to achieve the aim and purpose for life God has for you, you must surrender to God’s lead and follow him. See where God is at work and join him. Ask how what makes you special and amazing can contribute something completely unique to what God is doing. When you commit yourself to God’s work as opposed to expecting him to commit to yours, miracles happen.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I commit myself to the work you are doing in the world and in my life. Forgive me for the times I try to take control and ask you to bless my plans. Help me by the power of your Holy Spirit to know I am blessed when I see where you are already at work and join you. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.