Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3 ESV
If you fail to plan, your plans will fail. Where does God fit into your planning?
Typically, I ask Melody what her plans are for the week on Sundays. She starts on Monday and tells me meetings that will take place, exercise appointments, work hours, tests or assignments for school that week, and activities with friends. When you are spinning many plates at once, scheduling takes a higher priority.
The word “commit” has an interesting meaning for most of the word’s usage in the Bible. “Galal” at its root means to “roll or roll away”. Given this picture image of the meaning, we can add additional context to the verse.
One it could mean that we “roll” or “lay out” our plans before the Lord. In other words, we do the work first of preparing the plans by writing them down. Then you “roll out” the projects before the Lord for His inspection. His words would have the final say or adjustment to the plans. Literally, you may ask God about each of the appointments that you have scheduled if there are any changes that should be made.
Secondly, “roll away” could mean to “give away” such as give away your plans to the Lord. This would have a similar meaning to “cast your cares upon the Lord, because He cares for you.” Just because you have the weighty projects on your shoulders today or this week, does not mean that you have to carry this load alone. God can and desires to help you bear the load. “Roll or Cast” you cares (plans) onto the Lord.
Established is the Hebrew word “kun” pronounced “koon”. It’s root means to erect or make firm. When you follow the process of giving God the final okay to adjust plans for His honor and glory, your thoughts and plans to move forward to become “fixed”.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When you take the necessary time for God to influence your planning, you can have faith that you are responding to His words to you.
If you are submitted to God’s will and purpose for you today, at this moment, then you are in the best place that you can be. No matter how tough or disruptive things may come your way, STAND – God is with you. This will help you walk into your tomorrow, knowing that you were with God today. Standing at this moment “in His will”, is a great place to move forward “in His will”.
If you have left God out of you planning, repent. Take a moment to learn to listen to the Holy Spirit’s voice. He loves you and always wants the best for you. Following His lead will always lead to a full and meaningful life experience. Have fun calendaring.
Blessings Love y’all