“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3, NIV). God knows my heart, and He knows that any decision I make I will give to Him. I yearn for my plan to be His plan, and if it is not, I pray that He changes it. I want to be grounded in Him. I can do all things through Him. He gives me the strength for this day and for the next. I move ahead in His will, and then without warning—I fail.
I often forget that when I fail, I don't “own” that failure. It belongs to Him. Everything that I am belongs to Him, so my failure also belongs to Him. But I must give it to Him. He understands where my failure began, and I know that He alone can make it right. Because I love Him, and my heart longs to follow only His will, He takes my failure and reclaims me. He is my Lord, and I will rejoice in His promise of restoration.
Thank the Lord, I don't own His plan, and I don't own my failure. Today I step forward from doubt caused by failure, and move forward in faith in Him. I see His plan alive in my life. One step, and one day at a time brings His reward.