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I’ll never forget that night. I had just prayed to receive Christ as my Savior. As a university student, I had discovered the true meaning and purpose in life. I was in awe of God’s goodness and grace. I approached the man who had been speaking and said, “I think God wants me in the ministry.”
His words would set the direction for the rest of my life. “Do you realize what it took for Jesus to save you?” he asked.
“No, I don’t think so,” I sheepishly replied.
“Jesus was, is and always will be God,” he responded. “Yet He left His glory to come to the earth. He came to die for your sins. He was forsaken, beaten and ultimately hung on a cruel Roman cross. He did all of that for you, and remember, He’s the King of Glory. If He did that for you, then you ought to be willing to do anything for Him.”
Those words pierced my heart. That night, I found myself praying, “Oh, God, whatever you want to do with my life, I give it to You. I’ll go where You want me to go, do what You want me to do, and become whatever You want me to be.” Little did I know the impact that prayer would have on my future.
I didn’t know how God would use my life, but I decided that night to place my complete trust in Him. I learned a lesson that night that would remain with me for years in the future – when I commit my life and work into God’s hands, He will bring to pass all that He desires me to do.
Normally, we plan out our lives and then build our works around those plans. But God tells us to do just the opposite. He says, “Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established” (Proverbs 16:3 NASV). God desires that our lives be wholly surrendered to Him. When we commit ourselves unto Him and walk in humble obedience to His word, then He establishes our plans.
When we’re surrendered to God, He will show us His plans and thus enable us to carry out those plans. The prayer of surrender to God is the greatest assurance of living our lives to our fullest potential. Our future will find its greatest direction in the prayer of total abandonment to His will.
Find a place where you can get alone with God and commit today’s works into His hands. Learn to do that daily. As you do, you will discover that God will begin to reveal His plans for your life. The will of God for your future is in your surrender to Him today. Most people look for some dramatic sign in order to discern their future direction in life. But God encourages us to start with the small things – committing today’s works into His hands. Then we will see our plans, or should we say His plans, established in our lives.

Proverbs : Chapter 16

1)  To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. 2)  All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. 3)  Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. 4)  The Lord works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster.

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Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe.  For all other books…

About Sammy Tippit Ministries

STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Sammy Tippit Ministries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
Contact: info@sammytippit.org

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