Whether it was working in the yard with dad, making a grade on a test, or winning that ballgame, as children we were driven to do well in an effort to please. Motivated by a need for words of affirmation, love, acceptance, money, position and power, we have become a generation of people pleasers and perfectionists. Although there’s nothing wrong with wanting to do things with excellence, sometimes we over-think, over-plan, and micro-manage to control our circumstances. David became king by following God. He was a man after God’s heart. His obedience won him favor with God. We can have success, joy and peace, if we’ll just trust God, like David, and allow Him to be the Manager of our lives. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You,” (Isaiah 26:3, NIV).
Read: Psalm147:4; Psalm 62:1-2, 8; Proverbs16:20