Day 16: Plan for Success – Proverbs 16

“We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:1-3 (NLT)

I don’t know about anyone else, but I want to be successful. I want what I spend my time on to be something of worth. I’ve never started something and said, “I hope this all fails.” I’m a dreamer and a planner. I’m not sure those two go together, but somehow in my head they work together. I like to dream about what can be, the process and the results. And I can dream up some pretty awesome stuff!

Then, I’ve got to plan, plan, plan! In my head, I can dream the process from dream, to writing it down, to walking it out. After all that dreaming, I’ve got to take action. Sometimes I go with it and sometimes I leave it. And often this decision is based on the questions, “will it be successful?” Typically, I will evaluate if it is possible? IF it fits into my life? Is the outcome worth the work required? And of course, my insecurities kick in and I wonder if I am able and there is still part of me that worries what others will think and say.

I will continue to dream and plan, but I must leave room for God to speak into those plans and dreams. I must give Him the lead to direct, change or even veto my plans. I must keep my heart open to Him, trusting Him with my desires, fears and insecurities. And fully committing it all to Him. That is the formula to have success in all I do!

My prayer today is for continue dreams and plans led by the Holy Spirit. I pray for new and fresh vision. I open my heart for God to bring healing and to impart His desires and purposes. I pray I will succeed in all I do because I’m committing all my plans to Him. Amen.

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1 thought on “Day 16: Plan for Success – Proverbs 16”

  1. When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
    In the times we are in currently as well as any other time this scripture speaks volumes. ❤️
    I think of Matthew 6:33 but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added onto you.
    God’s word also says to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you in Matthew 5:44.
    I cannot do any of these on my own I need the Lord!
    My prayer
    Father God, please help me to always want to please You. Continue to show me the path that leads to righteousness for your namesake that my enemies also would be at peace and find You! In Jesus name, Amen!


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