He Will Establish Your Plans
Commit to the Lord Whatever You Do & He Will Establish Your Plans
- Proverbs 16:3
I am laughing because I purchased this sign to decorate my office when I first started working as the Director of Business Development and Marketing Communications for Lighthouse Christian School in Madison, WI. I thought that this sign was pretty cool especially because I have a million plans that are in my head and I absolutely love planning. I have been planning since I was a kid. When I played house growing up, I would leave my "husband" and "kids" at home for the day while I went to "work" helping my clients "plan" their business and "plan" their life. It is funny how life comes full circle and God has had me on a journey of self discovery by guiding me through the process of understanding who and whose I am.
This sign has journeyed with me from office to office and now it's newest home is above my "planning desk" by my bedside where I do all of my family planning and spend the most time with God.
I would take my 3 planners (yes I had three planners for the 2018 year to plan out multiple things that I need to do. Each planner had different features that I liked but one planner didn't work for all of hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and annual responsibilities. Earlier this year God told me to begin working on a special project that would help organize my time, ultimately making sure that HE GOT HIS TIME!
I am always working ... whether that is the development director work that I do for Lighthouse, working on one of the many platforms God has given me or working on behalf of my family and my home. It is extremely important that I do all that is in God's will for my life on a daily basis. I have learned that my blessings are tied to my obedience and that I can't reach the next level without successfully passing my current season. With that comes planning and submitting my plans to God for approval.
LET'S SIT WITH YAHWEH TO LEARN ....
The Book of Proverbs, written by King Solomon (some proverbs written by other writers)
This book is not a book of tips and tricks for living life, yet it is a book with universal principles that were relevant centuries ago, are relevant today and will be relevant during future times.
The purpose and theme of Proverbs is found in the first couple of verses (1:1-7)
"The Beginning of Knowledge"
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
To know wisdom and instruction,
to perceive the words of understanding,
To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;
To give prudence to the simple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion --
A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
To understand a proverb and an enigma,
The words of the wise and their riddles.