Faye Bryant

How to make YOUR plans succeed

A wise man once said to commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. (That was Solomon, by the way.)

Sounds like if we check in with God when we make plans, we’re golden, right?

Not really.

The original understanding in Hebrew goes more like this: “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.”
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Sounds like we’re to do more than check in. We’re to consult. We’re to lay all we’re planning before the Lord and seek Him for changes, corrections, and approval. When we do, OUR wills and wishes change and we become more understanding of His will for us at that point. When we do that, His approval of our plans makes them as though they are His plans. Those plans will be established – unshakable, unalterable, unstoppable.

I think we tend to be more like the check-in kind of planners. Not so much because we want to leave God out of our lives, but because we just don’t consider Him for consultation. We’re smart and independent and we don’t need that kind of slowdown in our moves and grooves. We think — without thinking — “I’ve got this!”

When we do that, our plans are not established. They are shakable, alterable, and stoppable, by circumstances or other people. Especially by the enemy of our souls.

If we want what we want, if we have dreams we want to see succeed, we should be willing to spend time consulting the Lord regarding those dreams and plans.

That doesn’t mean Googling the scriptures to find a verse that seems to say you’ve got a green light for your plan. That means seeking God.
Spending time with Him is crucial.
Doing so with the plans laid out is required.
That is when your thoughts will be caused to become agreeable to His will and those plans will be established and will succeed.

Let’s give it a try. If you’re planning a new business venture, a vacation, a new home project, whatever, seek God and His opinion and His plan for it before you go any further. The hold up, the wait, could mean the difference between success and failure.

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