Father, I come into Your Presence this morning, and I confess that I am a planner.
I like to plan.
To be prepared.
To anticipate the future!
And yet, it hearkens back to the garden in Eden. I am Eve and I want to know.
Knowing is my idol.
I seek it, as treasure.
I make my shelter in knowledge.
So I make plans and believe somehow that I have lassoed knowledge.
Many are the plans in my heart. (Proverbs 19:21)
I plan without counsel. (Proverbs 15:22)
I act according to the stubbornness of my evil heart. (Jeremiah 18:12)
I am the foolish man, building on sand, LORD. My foundations crumble without Your Guidance.
So I bring it all into close proximity, reining in from future to today, this moment.
And I release control, that weapon wielded in idolatry.
I invite You, LORD, to the center.
Be the center of my life, Jesus.
Make the desires of my heart fully line up with Your design, desire and intent.
Fill me, once again, with purpose. Surround me with wise counsel.
Let me not follow fast after the knowing and find security in unsecured plans.
Secure me in You.
For You HOLD. You do not fail. You order. You lead.
Under Your authority, LORD Jesus, the plans I make are good plans, prosperous plans.
They may not look like wisdom to this world, no. They are foolishness to men.
But in Your eyes, in your understanding, they are purposed tools, carrying out salvation and revealing Your Glory.
I surrender my plans today, LORD. I embrace Yours.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.” Psalm 121:1-3 ESV