We must pray as if it all depended on God and work as though it all depended on us. (St. Augustine, quoted by Warren Wiersbe, pastor and author)

There are always extremes, aren’t there? Some people believe so strongly in a sovereign God that they don’t do anything to fulfill His will; they leave it all up to Him. Others act as if there were no God—though they claim to believe in Him; they work tirelessly to accomplish what they believe is God’s will. Maybe, we should see it as a both/and situation.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. . . . Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails (Proverbs 16:3; 19:21).