All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16: 2, 3
Isn’t it interesting how what we think about the quality of our own thought processes and the results of all of that planning and contemplation can be be so far apart from the way that God may view the same efforts. It is very easy to become highly focused on the things that seem important, the issues, plans, and desires that are capturing the majority of our attention and energy at any given time; yet, I know that in those same situations I can so readily miss the real truth of God’s wisdom that the outcome of all of that planning can be far removed from what is right and best.
This is why it is so important for me to slow down my own thinking and to allow time for God to interact with my heart and my mind so that the ideas that I begin to consider have been formed with the involvement of God’s Spirit, and the actions that I plan to take are ones that will bring glory to God. The Lord is the One who knows the actual intent of my heart, and He wants to show me the righteous way to handle each and every situation that I encounter; thus, He wants me to let Him in on my thoughts and my plans, for the Spirit of God will respond to my concerns, desires, and wishes by helping me discover the truth of His will in everything.
There is nothing that I desire to do, and there is no issue that is causing me concern that is too small or insignificant for the Lord’s involvement; also, everything that I seek to accomplish, engage in, or pursue commands the complete interest of God; He will provide all of the wisdom, knowledge, and encouragement that I will need to do it all. God wants me to surrender my will and my own attempts to find the answers to life’s challenges and my desires to His infinitely superior understanding; then, He will provide me with a plan that is guaranteed to succeed.