Thoughts for the New Year: In His Hands

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3)

Michael Jordan is legendary when it comes to hitting game-winning shots. In fact, Steve Kerr, long-time teammate of the NBA legend, once remarked: “Just place the ball in Michael’s hands, and get out of his way!” And more often than not, His Airness would usually come through.

In a much more real and monumental way, the same thing can be said of God.

Put all your plans this 2013 in his hands and He will come through for you! The bible says: “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3)

Anchoring our confidence on this passage, we must therefore do first things first: Give your plans to God. 

Most people plan and do. We, however, forget the most important step in making plans — surrendering our plans to God. You can have the best player in the league on your team, but if he doesn’t get the ball, he will have nothing to shoot, right?

But this doesn’t mean we simply sit back and relax and let God do everything for us. We, too, must do our part. 

YOU need to get up in the morning and have your prayer time.

YOU need to get on with that diet.

YOU need to volunteer for that ministry.

YOU need to make that phone call and invite your friend to that prayer meeting.

YOU need to protect that time with your family.

While Kerr’s statement about Jordan was true, it wasn’t accurate at all. You see, when Jordan gets the ball at crunch time, the last thing his teammates did was get out of his way. 

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY DO THEIR PART!

They use their bodies to screen Jordan from his defenders. They open the lanes and create a way for him to shoot. They position themselves at strategic places in the court so they can get a clear shot just in case Jordan decides to pass off to his teammates.

We are called to do the same in life. We surrender our plans to God. But we must also resolve to do our part.

This 2013, I encourage you to do just that. 

Give everything in His hands, but let’s do our part in making sure God gets a clear look at the basket when he shoots the ball.

Swish! 

Take courage. You’ll be a champion this 2013!

Praying for a blessed year for you, my friend,

Bobby Q.

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