Monday, March 5, 2012

Don't Shy Away From Commitment

As the saying goes, "When you fail to plan, you plan to fail." That is a great lesson for time management, but it's not really appropriate for God's timetable. But when you commit everything you do to God, you're saying to Him, that His plans are more important than anything you might plan.

Some days, it seems that i have so many interruptions &/or distractions. But if i give God these interruptions & distractions & ask Him to use & guide me, at the end of the day, everything i needed to do, gets done. I'll never understand this amazing miracle, but i thankfully accept it.

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do & your plans will succeed."
Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

God has a plan for each & everyone of us! But walking this journey called life, wonderful things can be missed by insisting on doing things your way. God does give us freedom of choice. More often that not, we try things our own way & when all else fails, then we call on God. Another saying i like - or should i say question that i like - is "Why is there always time to do it over, but not enough time to do it right the first time?" Committing your day to God is doing it right the first time.

Commiting to the Lord is not just an attitude of positive thinking, but also an act of faith that He does keep His promises. Commitment involves follow through also. We have to do our own part & allow God to do His part. I especially think of my ifrogcrafts Etsy shop. I have dedicated it all to Him. But i have to do the work. I have to give it all to Him....the creating, the marketing, etc. But i have faith that He will give me His ideas & lead me to the correct marketing avenues. The result? Last year, i tripled, actually God tripled the number of sales that i had the year before by 300%! That's all thanks to God! But my favorite part was being able to send the increased tithes to Casa de Fe*. 

It's fruitless & sometimes painful to fight & rebel against the Creator. And why would we want to disobey Him? He has our best interest in mind - always! All we have to do is follow His recipe for our lives. Don't be afraid of commitment.

*Casa de Fe is an orphanage in Shel, Ecuador that provides spiritual as well as physical needs for special needs & abandoned children.


  1. I love the 5 mins more plaque- that's how I feel every morning!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my tithing game. What a beautiful post and I look forward to reading more of your blog. I love your Commit to the Lord sign. Thanks again and God Bless.

  3. Thank you both for your comments!

    Staci - I so know what you mean. =)

    Shauna - You are so welcome & thank you!

    God bless you both!!! <><