As I ponder on the year ahead, with so many thoughts and aspirations stirring in my heart, I wonder, how will these things happen?… these BIG impossible dreams. Can I pull this off? Will it be a success or will it fail? Am I taking on too much? How do I add another thing to my plate? What sacrifices do I have to make? Is it worth it?
I love it when a word interrupts my chaotic thoughts and brings peace and confirmation. This morning while reading Proverbs, I couldn’t move past this incredible scripture. In proverbs 16:3 it says,
‘Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will Succeed.’
What an incredible promise of success. As I began to pray and lay out my thoughts, dreams and hopes before God I continued to be anxious wondering if this is really all I need to do? God, can you be trusted to make my plans a success as i commit them to you? Surely the dreams I have buried in my heart are the dreams you have given me?
This is where Faith & Trust come in. Scripture says in Psalm 37:5,
Commit your way to the Lord, TRUST in Him and He will do this.
Trust is a BIG word! Anyone else have Trust issues?? It would be so much easier to have success guaranteed up front right? But thats not the way of Faith and we know that without Faith its impossible to please God.
As I had finished committing my plans to God for the year ahead. I received an email with the answer I was looking for, a confirmation of something BIG that I’ve been hoping for. (I cant share now but will share soon!!) God is FAITHFUL! He always starts with a whisper…
So what does God require of us? To have Faith & Believe that He will do what He has promised. To Trust Him and believe that He is who He says He is and to commit your plans to God sharing your life with Him and showing your dependance on Him.
Everything points to a relationship with Jesus, He delights in taking this journey with you. Proverbs 3:6,
In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.