Proverbs 16:3 (KJV)
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Recently I’ve been writing a lot about working and redefining yourself. Not only does it matter to God what type of work you do, it matters that you commit whatever you do to Him. His purpose will prevail, so it’s best to get into alignment with God’s plans. In Romans 8:28, we are told, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” This verse reassures us that when our plans are aligned with God’s, only good can come from that union.
Don’t be fooled by things look great on the outside. Often the enemy will disguise himself and try to trick you. It’s important to be able to recognize God’s plans versus those of the world. If you have an inkling that something doesn’t feel right, then most likely that is not something you should pursue. It is normal to have fear when following God’s plans, because His plans will take you out of your comfort zone. But if you have that gut feeling that something is wrong and it goes against your values, walk away. If it’s in God’s plans, you be led by the Holy Spirit to pursue it.
Life doesn’t get easier when you are aligned with God’s plans, but it does become more bearable. It helps you to become purpose-driven and dedicated to being the best expression of yourself. We were put on this earth to grow, learn, and carry out God’s purpose for us. This takes a lot of reading, praying, and strength. It’s not an easy road to follow, but Matthew 7:13 states, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Doing bad may seem like the easier thing to do because so many people are doing it. But the narrow gate is where the chosen few go to live the best life possible through Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Affirmation: I am going to commit my plans to God so that I can live the best life possible.