Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5
Commit: To put into charge or trust (Entrust) Merriam-Webster
When I was born, my Great-grandmother put a small amount of money into a trust fund for me. It was mine, but I couldn’t use it until I turned eighteen. The money was no longer hers but she had established a control over when I would receive it. She had entrusted it to me…but not yet. Some of us when we pray and “commit” our way to the Lord are doing very much the same thing, however I do not think the Bible definition of the word commit matches Merriam-Webster. We say with our lips that our way is committed to the Lord but we still maintain control over it. We set up guidelines within which we will accept the directing of our paths. God’s idea of commitment is in fact quite different. In the New Testament Jesus called Peter and Andrew, one morning as they were washing their nets at the end of a long night of work. The account is very simple,
And Jesus said to them,“Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18
Peter and Andrew left behind with the nets every other option they had in life. They did not put any limitation on the will of God. When we commit our way to the Lord we entirely release to Him the control over the path He has chosen. The key is the second part of the verse “And He will act” One thing we know for certain is that Peter and Andrew saw amazing acts of God in the lives: Waves stilled, bread multiplied, sick healed, dead raised and then their Lord crucified and risen!
What mighty things can you expect from God in your life if you truly commit your way to Him? You will never know the answer until you dare to trust Him, leave your nets and follow Him!