Proverbs 16:9 (NLT) – We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”

The entire book of Proverbs is a book filled with God’s wisdom for your life. “Wisdom” is defined as the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; discernment, or insight. However, this section in scripture is framed by a comparison of the plans of people’s hearts and the direction of Yahweh. Yahweh establishes the plans of those who seek him and follow him; he causes their enemies to be at peace with them. Yahweh looks at the heart of humankind and punishes the arrogant. Yahweh has created everything for a purpose. I think I need to say that again! Yahweh has created everything for a purpose.

Notice how you often plan things for your life, but God has the ultimate last say. Wouldn’t it be so much better if you would just surrender – lock, stock and barrel — turn it over to him from jump street and save yourself the heartache, the headache and the heartbreak of doing it your way? Just let him have total control. Yahweh has created everything for a purpose. If you want to be blessed, you’ve got to do it God’s way!

HAVE GOD’S HEART – In order to truly be blessed, you must have the heart of God. Understand that your heart must long for the things of God! As you mature in Christ, it becomes so much easier for you to put your selfish ambitions and desires aside in exchange for what God wants. Your life goal should be “your will oh Lord not mine!” No matter what you desire and plan in life, if it does not align with what God wants for your life, it will never materialize!

WALK IN GOD’S WAY “But the Lord determines our steps.” The precepts and examples of how God wants you to live have already been laid out for you. Jesus Christ modeled the lifestyle that you are to live. God’s way is the best way. He’s already drawn up the blueprint for your life even before you were conceived in your mother’s belly! Jesus walked it out while he became flesh and lived among us. There is no deviating to the right or to the left. But wherever he has already walked, you are to step into the footprints that are before you. He’s gone through the challenges of life that you may be facing today! He is God, but he was also man!

After you have acquired the heart of God and turned your desires and wants to him and all that he desires and wants for you, celebrate God’s blessings! After you have pressed your way through your frailties, your flaws, your failures and your faults, and have found yourself walking in the way of God no matter what men say or do, get ready to receive all that God has for you! (Jeremiah 29:11) – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” So if you want to be blessed, do it God’s way!

BBlessed and Let Love Abound!