Remember to Commit Your Way to the Lord
“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
Commitment is powerful. It is a determined, fully dedicated act with an attitude that you are actually doing it. In Hebrews, commit means ‘to roll’ each care onto the Lord. The idea is to completely give something over to God, dependent upon Him. When we commit our way of life to the Lord, we offer everything we do completely to Him, giving us hope that He is greater than any burden we carry. If we completely depend on God in all things, He will ‘establish and perfect’ our plans to succeed (Psalm 138:8, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 16:3). These are comforting and reassuring words of God’s committed care to each of us as believers.
Something powerful happens when we make up our mind to act upon it. We determine no more back and forth decisions, no more ands, ifs or buts about it! We can’t be committed sometimes; we either are or are not. When we commit to something, it’s a choice and we allow it to unfold. If we choose not to walk in His Spirit every day, the choice will be made for us by circumstances that will soon control us.
God’s Word says to commit your way to the Lord. Learn to live from Jesus’ commitment to you. If you think your relationship to God depends on your commitment to Him, you are missing the revelation of what Jesus did for you. It is not what you do or don’t do, it is because Jesus gave His life that we can freely receive.
Everyone is committed to something. Are you committed to something that is nurturing and gives life or are you committed to that which is undermining and sabotaging? Whatever takes your time, attention, thoughts, words, actions, entertainment, money or energy is what you are committed to. Whatever you are emotionally committed to keeps you in bondage.
The power of committing to the Lord triggers a supernatural peace that creates a delight in the work of Jesus Christ. Living from this commitment removes the self-effort to be close to God. We can stop trying and start trusting. We are able to receive sufficiency for all things as our focus is on Him. By the revelation of Jesus being in us by the Holy Spirit, we discover we are as close to Him as we’ll ever be. This faith concept creates our receiving ability to expand. God’s commitment to us is not seeing what is wrong with us, but reveals the missing provision that belongs to us.
Emotional stress created by faulty commitments and attempting to fulfill human drives is replaced with the joy of the Lord which is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Give thanks that you are a new creature in Christ, the old is gone and all things are new (II Corinthians 5:17).
What does God bring to pass when we remember to commit our ways to Him?
We have the awareness that God’s power is in us by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the source and ability of our lives, ALWAYS.It is choosing an attitude of thankfulness, recognizing the Holy Spirit is our helper and He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
We have a new ability to trust in Him. Trusting in the Lord releases a level of awareness that causes us to want to obey Him. We trust in the Lord because we believe in Him, we count on Him to be our helper (Hebrews 13:6). God designed us to need Him and experience Him.
We have the ability to hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering (Hebrews 10:23). Understanding that the Holy Spirit is the excellency of our strength, we will not waver. Walking with the Holy Spirit is done by the revelation that allows Him to be our life and strength.
We have the ability to know He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23). The Holy Spirit brings to pass a new ability to know God is faithful in the ‘no matter what’ in life. The revelation of the Holy Spirit living in us makes everything in life our teacher.