Put God in Charge

Put God in Charge

Put God in Charge
Have you ever made huge plans and been so excited about everything? But then your plans have unexpectedly come crashing down? I’ve been there, done that. At that moment, it feels like the end of the world.

But just like the scripture says: Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word (Proverbs 16: 1, MSG,*). It might sound a bit cruel but it isn’t. God’s purpose is not to crash our plans but give us something better. Let’s continue reading: Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; God probes for what is good (Proverbs 16: 2, MSG,*).

We don’t know the big picture, we easily settle for whatever looks good at the moment. But God does know the big picture hence he does not want us to settle for something that is not truly good for us. How should we then live? How about trying to put God in charge of everything? Because that way our whole life is lead by the Holy Spirit.

Put God in charge of your work,
    then what you’ve planned will take place.
(Proverbs 16: 3, MSG,*)

It really is amazing what can happen when we say yes to Jesus and put God in charge. Then it’s not about us but about God. And we all know that God has no limitations. That’s why anything is possible when we live with God.

Let’s see what this very same verse in the Amplified Bible teaches about why putting God in charge blesses us:

Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. (Proverbs 16: 3, MSG, emphasis added,*)

When we surrender to God, he enables us to start thinking more and more like him. When we put God in charge, God’s will become ours. Then our plans will succeed. No matter what.

 

Gracious God,
Enable us to surrender to you daily.
Enable us to put you in charge of everything.
Enable us to think and act like you.
Make us everything you’ve planned us to be.
May your will happen in and through our lives.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Have you put God in charge of your life? How has that changed your life?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you put God in charge of everything!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

Image courtesy of Pierce Brantley, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. This post is refurbished from 2010. Linking up today with Unite the Bloggersphere , Three Word Wednesday and #tellhisstory.

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