A YOUNG WOMAN who had been married only a few years assumed the larger part of the expenses of the home on her own. Her husband, who only worked seasonally, was not very talkative and not at all detail oriented. One day, he said to her, «This month, don’t worry about any expenses. Save your money because I’m going to buy everything we need.
«He accompanied that message with a bouquet of flowers for her because it was her birthday. He had never given her flowers, not even on her birthday! ‘The wife was completely surprised with that change.» Who would have imagined that just days later, he would die?’ she asked, with the perspective that the passing of time gives. Certainly no one would have imagined that a few minutes after leaving the house on his motorcycle, he would crash head-on into a huge truck and lose his life instantly.
What about us? How many times do we leave home without even considering whether we will return safe and sound? The truth is that we do not know what can happen to us on the road or how many times the Lord will protect us during the day. We simply take it for granted that everything will go well, sometimes even without committing ourselves to God before going out on the street. And do you know what? There is a great difference between committing ourselves to God every morning and not doing so.
The word «commit» that we find in the Bible is the Hebrew galal, which means «to roll,» «to take away.» And that is precisely what committing oneself to God means: «rolling» on Him all the difficulties that come up suddenly during the day, turning over everything we are so that He may work according to His will. And everything means everything, not just a part. Everything includes our daily decisions; our desires; our plans; outperformance at work; our social, work, family, or spiritual success; our homes; our health; what we do and what we say; what we think each one of the steps we take. Committing ourselves to Him is, in fact, surrendering our way to Him.
Every morning, when you open your eyes, give your life to the Lord, express to Him everything that is in your mind. Commit your way to the Lord, because there is a great difference between doing that and not doing it. If you give Him everything, trusting in Him, «He shall bring it to pass. “That is the key: allowing Him to bring it to pass.
“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass»(Psalm 37:5)