VIDEO Who’s in Charge?

The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:1

Every parent goes through the process of establishing with their toddlers—lovingly, reasonably, but firmly—who’s in charge. It’s built into human nature to recognize authority: There can only be one chef in the kitchen, one driver in the car, and one chairperson of the board. Most likely, the recognition of authority comes from the fact that we were created in the image of God who is, without question, in charge.

God made that clear early on: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:2-3). The practical implications of God’s authority mean that His will and desires are more important than ours. Think of the innumerable plans and preparations we make in a day, not to mention a lifetime. Whether we consciously submit those plans to God or not, He weighs in. And the end result of our plans comes from Him.

If you are making plans today, submit them to God. If God’s answer is different from your plans, be ready to embrace the changes He makes.

God has no problems, only plans. Corrie ten Boom


Proverbs 16:1-18 – Jon Courson

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