Week 32: Good Plans

Today’s Text: Proverbs 16

Key Text: Proverbs 16:3

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

How are you when it comes to planning?

Are you organized? Do you see things through? Are you consistent and trustworthy? Do you set things in careful order – then set your priorities – fill your DayTimer or Google Calendar – and get things done in the most efficient way possible?

These are the qualities that, especially in the business world, are highly valued.

“Time,” as they say – after all – “is money.”

In other circles, almost the opposite is true.

I know of persons of a certain “artistic” or “creative” temperament that won’t be caught dead using a PDA. “Calendar? Who needs one! I live for the moment! Can’t be tied down!” That’s their motto.

Again, in their own social and professional circle – if they have one – such a “free spirit” attitude is highly prized and admired.

Now, look again at the scripture above.

From the perspective of this proverb – planning is more than either a way to get things done – or something to avoid – in order to be a “free spirit.”

Planning is something you incorporate into your life with God – or at least you should.

There’s a promise here too.

Commit your plans and activities – whatever you do – to the LORD – in other words, do it to ultimately bring honor and glory to God – and those plans and activities will be “established.”

What does that mean? Words like secure, meaningful and worthwhile, of eternal significance and value, come to mind.

It seems to me that, whether you are particularly “organized” or not – you can’t do much better than that.

To-Do lists will come and go, so will the dates on our desktop calendars.

Committing our lives to serving and giving God glory – that will never be “out of date”.

Living like that, we can do things of eternal importance.

Sounds like a good plan to me.


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