We read something very interesting in Proverbs 16:3,
“Commit your deeds to the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established.” (Proverbs 16:3)
What does this mean? How do I do this? Well, the Hebrew word that is translated as “commit” basically means to turn or roll. Consequently, there is a very nice English translation in the Amplified Bible that helps to reveal the shades of meaning of this passage.
“Roll your works upon the Lord. Commit and trust them wholly to Him. He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and so shall your plans be established and succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3)
So, the question I often ask myself is for whom and for what purpose am I engaging in a particular endeavor? Is it to satisfy and enlarge my own ego, or is it for the sake of a higher purpose? Also, don’t forget that since we are made in the image of God, when we give to others, we are giving to God. As it says in Proverbs,
“Kindness to the needy honors the Creator.” (Proverbs 14:31)
Thus, find your spiritual compass and turn your thoughts and deeds back to the service of the Source of Life. Then your thoughts will be established in the Divine Will, and your plans will unfold as they should.