Whatever you do

It’s a new year, a new decade, and a new chapter of your life.

As you look out over the horizon, and as you think about whatever goals, commitments or resolutions you might have, I encourage you to consider Proverbs 16:3:

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Today let’s look specifically of the words “whatever you do.”

It’s natural to commit things to God that are obviously connected to your faith—things like volunteering, or a ministry you’re involved in at or through church.

But think more broadly.

Mitchell works at a big accounting firm in Toronto. He knows the workplace can be a difficult and even lonely place for many of his coworkers. So he committed to being a friendly and encouraging presence, someone others could trust and depend on. And he did it for God.

Or think of a high school student who excels at drama or track and field. They do their very best, not so they can get praise or victory, but so that they can shine for the God who made them that way.

Val is a custodian who wrote “SDG” on her mop handle. It stands for Soli Deo Gloria, meaning ‘to the glory of God alone.’ It’s a reminder to be at her best for God.

Life has it’s ups and downs, great and not-so-great moments, and times when you just scratch your head.

So remember, it’s not always about what you’re doing, but who you’re doing it for.

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

By Matthew Ruttan

–Today’s “Up!” is related to my most recent sermon: “Asking God to establish your plans.” You can watch the 24-minute message on YouTube here. Enjoy!
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.


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