Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. –Proverbs 16:3
What are your plans? How do you go about making plans? Once you start to rest in the hope of the glory of God, you begin to get a longer view of your life. You gain an eternal perspective. You begin, in new ways, to number your days correctly. Your work takes on a new meaning. Followers of Jesus live with a different view of the world and all that is in it (2 Corinthians 5:16). We view things from a heavenly perspective (Colossians 3:1-4). We have our minds set on things that are above. Our plans have a much further vision than those who are locked into this world and time. Only God knows the future. We do not. As I write this, I have been watching a weather forecast change over the past few days, almost moment by moment, as storm fronts are not cooperating with the projected paths! God knows exactly when and where it will rain. The best we can do is make an educated guess. If we are to hold on to our eternal hope and maintain an eternal perspective, then we must learn how to commit all we do to the Lord so that he can establish the plans he knows are best for us. Many times, I am tempted to make plans and ask the Lord to bless them. I have been learning the joy of laying the plans before him and asking him to lead—committing my plans to him and following where he leads. The difference is an attitude of the heart. How are you committing your plans to the Lord? Do they have an eternal perspective to them?