Make the Commitment

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Commit to the LORD whatever you do and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

Have you ever had someone promise to be there, pencil you in, get you all excited about an outing and then back out? Do you find yourself hemming and hawing about helping with that PTO activity, meeting up with friends or saying someone can count on your help?  Commit, commitment, committed, whatever version you use, it’s a big word if you’re committed to keeping your commitment. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

I’ve been at that point in my life where you ask yourself, “What am I going to be when I grow up?” or “What am I going to do for the rest of my life?” for a while. Sure, I’ve got a job that pays the bills, but it’s not like I’m a ‘die-hard if I don’t do this my life will have no purpose kind of person’. It’s a job. It’s not who I am. Now being a Mom, that’s where it is at for me. I am committed to doing the very best I can at being a mom and wife. But, in my eyes I fail at these jobs frequently. Will my kids only remember me yelling at them to pick up their room? Will my husband only remember all the times I rolled my eyes at him, turned away, and said “whatever, I’ll just do it myself”?

So how can I be a better mom and wife? How can you be a better whatever it is you want to be? We all need to commit our plans to God. You don’t need to be making promises to others; you need to be promising, committing all you do to the only One who is not going to back out on you!

This is the deal. In this life time here, I want to be the best wife and mom I can be. I’m going to commit this to God because it is my plan. I can control what I commit, but I need to depend and trust God that these plans will succeed. Maybe your plan is to start your own business, travel around the world, or raise $100 for the next charity race. Fill in the blank yourself:

In this lifetime here, I want to _______________________________________. I’m going to commit this to God because it is my plan. I can control what I commit, but I depend and trust God to fulfill these plans with His will, in His time.

I encourage you to think about your commitments that you make to others. But even more importantly, I want you to think about your commitments to God and the plans you make. Remember He is the only one who can help you succeed.

Commit to the LORD whatever you do and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

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