My Plans vs God’s Plan

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3 NIV

One of the most exciting things to do in life is make plans for your life. Dreaming about your future can be fun but to write it down could be scary to some. Yet, in the back of our mind we always wonder, “Is this God’s will for my life?”  

I love the verse where it states that we need to commit our plans to the Lord. You may be asking yourself, “How do I commit my plans to the Lord?” Simple! You pray. You can either do this by yourself or with your parents, uncle, aunt, teacher, or youth pastor (include someone you trust that has your best interest). Here’s a sample prayer:

Dear Lord, today I want to commit this plan to you. I trust you placed this on my heart, and I need your confirmation so I may have your peace. I truly desire to be in your will to serve you. Keep me humble and open hearted for whatever you show me. In Jesus name, Amen.

Once you commit your plans to God your humanity will kick in. It can be very difficult waiting on the Lord to give you an answer. Just ask God to give you patience as you wait on Him. I guarantee it will be worth the wait.  

“Igniting” your day, 

JR Pittman
Pastor | Evangelist

JR Pittman is a Motivational Speaker, the Lead Pastor of Ignite Fellowship Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and the President and On-Air Host of Ignite Radio. Learn more at