All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. Commit your works to the LORD, And your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:2-3 NASB 1977.
A watered down version of Benjamin Franklin’s statement is “plan a minute, save an hour”. The actual quote is ““For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” Whether you use a calendaring program or not, there is a desire in your heart to be productive at the end of a given period of time. God adds another layer to your planning.
“Commit” in Hebrew is the word “galal”. Its literal and figurative root meaning is to roll or roll away. In this verse to commit would be understood as rolling out or uncovering your plans for inspection.
I added the previous verse because the two appear to share the same meaning. Notice the phases “all the ways”, “your works”, and “your plans”. Each of these indicate that you have much to do and organize to be successful. However long lasting and eternal success adds one more layer to your plans – rolling away to see your motives.
As you do your calendaring today or for this week, add the question “why”. Adk God to reveal your heart motives for small and big issues. Why are trying to buy a new car or house? Why are you working so hard for more money? Why are you investing or not investing in relationships? Why does your time get spent in entertainment? Why do you exercise?
Let the Holy Spirit guide you in your calendaring. Roll back the page and learn to listen for any adjustments that He would like to make. Jesus said that the Spirit will lead and guide you into all truth. He will reveal to you any adjustments. If you feel a tug at your heart that some things need to change, follow the steps of letting God lead.
Your days may end of being a little different than you planned when you let God lead, but they will always have a sense of fulfillment that you have been about your Father’s business.
On this Monday Mantra, may you receive all of the rewards of letting God inspect your motives while calendaring. May you experience the satisfaction of seeing the accomplishment of well established plans.
Blessings Love y’all