Need a Straight Path?

Need a Straight Path?

“In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Pro 3:6)

What a great promise—a straight path, true, accurate, full of purpose and direction, with a sense of accomplishment. The required condition is surrender. Giving it all to God is a constant state, not a onetime event. We often see submission in a negative context, but here we learn that its outcome is positive and beneficial.

This is particularly true in business, where we are making decisions constantly and busy in a rapidly changing environment. Pause, take a moment, and submit your situation to God. You will be surprised by how straight that path can be.

Quick Prayer: I submit all I am doing to You, Lord. Amen.

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God Is in Control

God Is in Control

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” (Pro 16:9)

If we have given our lives to God, He will guide our paths. What a reassurance that He is indeed in control. So should we stop planning? No, of course not. But in our planning, let’s invite God to participate. He will anyway, so why not get an inside view? It can often be an easier journey.

We will plan and push out in a direction, but it is God who will establish our steps, God who will watch over the direction, and ultimately He who will determine the way. I take a lot of comfort in that.

Quick Prayer: Establish my steps according to Your Word, Lord. Amen.

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The Dedication of the Dedicated

The Dedication of the Dedicated

“Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.” (Pro 16:3 NASB)

When you are making plans, please be careful. Invite God into what you are doing. He may well have a different agenda. Prayerfully consider any important decision, and seek the wise counsel of others.

Make a point of committing your works to God. Offer them up to Him in a specific way that you are comfortable with. Doing this will allow His blessing to fall and His wisdom to prevail. You will see opportunities you didn’t see before and be amazed at the way things begin to line up.

When times are tough, you will know God is with you as you have committed your business to Him.

Quick Prayer: Father, I once again commit my business to You. Lead me, guide me, and establish my plans according to Your will and Word.

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God’s Plan

God’s Plan

” ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ ” (Jer 29:11)

Is God interested in our work? If He has a plan for our lives, I am sure it would include the place where we spend most of our time. Do we really think His plan is just for Sundays?

He plans to prosper us and give us hope and a future. How could He prosper us if He were not interested in what we do at work? He has every day planned for us, and that was done before we were even created.

You don’t need to wait for Sunday to experience His love and attention. You can walk and talk with Him today and every day at work. His plans for your work are to prosper you and not to harm you and to give you hope and a future. Why not invite Him into your workplace today?

Quick Prayer: Thank You for Your plan for my work. I invite You into my workplace. Amen.

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