Welcome to 2016! Can you believe it!? New Year's Day seems to come faster and faster in recent years, whether we are ready for it or not. I love New Years because it really is a chance to hit reset on many areas of our lives. It's a time to refocus and stir up the gifts God has placed within us.
If you're like most, you're probably making your list of goals and to-do's. You may have pulled out last year's list attempting to pick up where you left off. But no matter what your goals are, I just want to encourage you with Proverbs 16:3, "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
When you commit something to the Lord, it means you place everything about it in His hands. It means you trust Him with the process and with the end result. It also means that you are willing to lay it down and let it go if you sense Him speaking to your heart, "This isn't the right thing for you right now."
Maybe you don't have any specific goals or plans for the new year yet. Maybe you've had some circumstances that have thrown you off course or you've felt overwhelmed by life. Your part is to commit each day to Him and let Him lead you moment by moment.
Someone said one time, "My five-year plan is the same as my five-minute plan—hear from the Lord and do what He says." You'll never be disappointed by following His leading. His plans are always for your good. He wants to give you hope and a good future.Today, I join my faith with yours that as you put this scripture into practice and commit your ways to the Lord, He will direct your steps in the path of success and blessing in everything you set your hand to in 2016!