Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. —Proverbs 16:3
We’re constantly being asked to do things. Teaching Sunday school, babysitting for a friend—these are all good activities, but that doesn’t mean they’re all God’s priorities for us in every season of life.
When someone asks us to do something, we should say, “Let me check with the Lord, and I’ll let you know.”
But how do you “check with the Lord”? Will He actually tell you whether or not you should teach that Sunday school class or take on the new project? Probably not. But what He will do is use His Word and His Spirit to direct your steps.
I often claim the promise of Proverbs 16:3. As I’m praying regarding a specific decision or issue, I will symbolically place it in my hands, then lift my cupped hands up to the Lord and say, “Lord, I’m committing this matter to You. I am Your servant; I want to do what You want me to do. Please establish my thoughts and use Your Word to guide me to a wise decision that will please You.”
Make it Personal
As you’re faced with opportunities to participate in activities in the days ahead, make sure to ask God what He wants you to do.