I make plans. I’m a planner. Planning helps me feel safe. Solid plans allow me to feel in control. When I have a plan, I’m bound to succeed!  

Actually, sometimes I even make plans and then ask the Lord to bless them. Essentially, I’m telling the Lord, “Here God! This is what I want! Please make it happen!” I prayed about this, so I’m good, right?

Proverbs 16:13 says, “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Phew. Yikes! 

Committing everything we do to the Lord requires a conscious surrender. Surrender is the opposite of control. God asks us to trust him even when we can’t see what he has planned. That is scary, right? Trusting an invisible God with your unknown future is not easy. However, we know that God’s plans for us are always good–even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time. 

Instead of committing our predetermined plans to the Lord, what if we committed OURSELVES to the Lord and in relationship with him, allowed him to establish his best laid plans for our lives?