Put Him at the Steering Wheel

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
Martin Luther

Daily Devotional

Proverbs 16:3 commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Proverbs 16:3 charges us to commit our works to the Lord. The word “commit” within this context means to give over or give control of. So the scripture challenges us to put God at the steering wheel of all we seek to do. Put him in control of your decision, actions and pursuits. That does not mean that you sit and do nothing and expect God to do everything for you. The way that you commit your works to him is to not do anything without first seeking his counsel. It is not enough to say that you pray about it; before making a decision, you must wait on his direction.

Putting God at the steering wheel was a feature of David’s life. Yes, he was a skilled fighter, but he never went to battle without hearing from God on the matter. Why? If David was so great a warrior why was it important for him to do that? He knew despite how talented he was that it was not sufficient to give him success.

Success comes when you put God at the steering wheel. Let him direct your decisions. It is then and only then that your dreams will come to fruition. That is what is meant by your thoughts will be established.

Life Application: Place every major decision before God and wait on his direction.

Prayer: Lord, help me to follow your instructions instead of doing things on my own. Help me to seek your will at all times. Jesus take the wheel and direct my every move. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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