Proverbs 16-18; Romans 12 

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Proverbs 16:3

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

Proverbs 16:9

When we begin with our plans we fail, but when we begin with seeking the Lord, we have a guide for his plan. The grace of God is greater than our capacity to miss the purposes of God. We might plan poorly, but God’s mercy and grace will ultimately prevail in our lives if we give ourselves to him. There is confidence in knowing that God is determining our steps and that his ultimate purpose for our lives will prevail. It is in the surrender of our will to God that we find the greatest alignment with God’s will for us. As we present ourselves as living sacrifices to God, we know his good, pleasing and perfect will for us. It’s in surrender rather than bold decision-making that our plans align with God’s purposes.

“Lord Jesus, thank you for your example of trust, surrender and obedience to the will of your Father. May I live the same way.”