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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Examining Who’s Driving My Life

In summary of Proverbs 16:1-3 it says,
“We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.  People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

Bottom Line:
We can make plans, but God has the last word. We may think we are pure in our thoughts, but God weighs our motives. Put God in charge, then your plans will succeed.

What this means to me:
I can make my own plans but God has the last word.  I may even think my plan is pure and noble, but God will actually weigh my motives.  Often I have a plan all worked out that I want to see happen - and I may want it real bad.  So I make a plan and set out to work it.  Along the journey there will be roadblocks, challenges and discoveries that will cause my plan to be altered.  In these moments I need to ask, Am I choosing real faith or just demanding that God to help me do what I want?  Therefore it is better for me to take my plans to God and put him in charge.  When things come that my alter my course I need to check back with God.  When I choose real faith and follow him, the plan will succeed.   If I don’t follow him, I’m only pushing my wants ahead.