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
Commit is a powerful word; it is a determined, fully dedicated act with an attitude that you are actually doing it. Commitment is a willingness to give your time and energy to something or someone you believe in. In the Bible, commit means ‘to cast’ each care onto the Lord (Psalm 55:22, I Peter 5:7). The idea is to completely give something over to God in dependence 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 may carry. If we completely depend on God in all things, He will ‘establish and perfect’ our plans and cause them to succeed (Psalm 138:8, Proverbs 16:3). These are comforting and reassuring words of God’s committed care to us as believers.
The Bible talks about divine direction for the desires written in our hearts. God has a plan for each of us. He has ordained our steps and He delights in our way (Psalm 37:23). We do not have to ask God to put a new plan in effect for our lives; we fit into His plan. The key to unlocking God’s direction is trusting Him, lean not on your own understanding and acknowledge Him in all your ways (Proverbs 3:5-6). When we are in God’s direction, we are heading toward abundance and victory!
The desires in our heart are there for a reason; God has a special purpose to be filled in our lives. Desires are signs that show us our path; they keep us experiencing God’s provision. When we have Christ as our chief desire, God adjusts all other desires to be in tune with His.
Something powerful happens when we make up our mind to ‘act upon it’. We determine no more back and forth decisions, no more ands, if’s or buts about it! We cannot be committed only sometimes; we either are or are not. When we commit to something or someone, it’s a chance and we allow it to unfold. If we do not choose to walk in His Spirit every day, the choice will be made for us by circumstances and they will soon control us.
Everyone is committed to something or someone. Whatever takes your attention, your thoughts, your words, your actions, your entertainment, your money, your time or your energy, that is what you are committed to. Are you committed to something that is nurturing and gives life or are you committed to that which is undermining and sabotaging?
There are empowering commitments and disempowering commitments. Examples of empowering commitments are to be loving and to be loved, doing and living God’s will, developing your talents and abilities, producing results in a worthwhile project or making your marriage one of love and an inspiration to others. Disempowering commitments can be avoiding change, gossip, criticism, self-pity, insecurity, greed, complaining, helplessness or negativity. When we discover the things we are committed to, we can release them and replace them with, “I commit my ways to the Lord.”
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 Christ being in us by His 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 it is to reveal the missing provision that belongs to us.
God’s Word says to commit our ways to the Lord. Learn to live from Jesus’ commitment to us. If we think our relationship to God depends on our commitment to Him, we are missing the revelation of what Jesus did for us on the cross. It is not what we do or don’t do, it is because of what Jesus did that we freely receive. Be aware of and practice living from the concept that Jesus Christ is committed to you so you can truly commit your ways to Him. Lord Jesus Christ, I call upon Your prospering, peace producing, health giving, need meeting, desire fulfilling, strengthening name. I cast my cares, my ways, my thoughts, my words, my behavior and my behavior toward others. I am committed to do this every day. Thank you for Your promise to perfect that which concerns me (Psalm 138:8). I say it to be so now! Amen.