C is for Commitment

How many times have we thought about this word commitment? It means (according to the Merrian-Webster dictionary) to pledge to do something in the future, being obligated to something, or the attitude of someone who works very hard to do something.

All these definitions can help us to lead to Proverbs 16. In essence, the first few verses say to commit your way to the Lord and He will establish your plans. First you commit your way to Him, and He will establish your plans. Now being committed takes patience, as there is a good chance things will not happen immediately. If you allow it, God may have to make changes, but He will establish them if you allow that to take place. Oftentimes, it is because of the lack of patience that causes the lack of God’s establishment of the plans He wants you to implement. God says in Jeremiah 29:11 that he know the plans he has for you, and included in those plans are words like prosper, not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. If we are honest, we may have plans that we commit to, but do they provide hope and the future God wants? At first it may seem that is the case, only further down the line those plans tend to fall by the wayside.

So consider this: in our word focus is the letter “c”; commit thy way, your plans, your focus to God, for Him to establish your path, for He knows the path you should take, full of hope and a future. And wouldn’t it be better to wait and receive God’s plan, than develop and implement your own, only to realize it wasn’t the best way to go? Commit to God, allowing Him to establish you while you are being strengthenized…

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