“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind”
(Proverbs 21:5, Message)
A Plan!! That is what my husband and I need now. We must develop a plan. Our life is changing and it’s mostly out of our control…my husband is unemployed and my biggest client required that I take a pay cut. Wow! With this degradation in income, we cannot meet our current expenses. That is not going to work. I am an advocate of living BENEATH my means and not above them.
We are moving from one era to another. The Industrial age is over. If you are looking to be employed by a company to maintain your lively hood, you are going to get left behind, and if you do get a job, you are likely to be overworked. We are now in the Entrepreneurial age. You need a plan for your own business…a way to accumulate your income without depending upon someone else’s business plan.
We do not like being at the mercy of the Nation’s economy and the whims of the corporations. But just as Joel Osteen suggests below, we are coming up with a plan to take control of our livlihood…and you should too. We must be intentional in pursuing our dreams and aspirations. We must envision, believe, plan, and have a contingency plan for obstacles. God wants us to have a plan, but we must incorporate His advice, and have Him bless the plan before we implement it.
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
One thing I’ve learned is that success is not accidental. You’re not going to accidentally accomplish your dreams. You don’t accidentally have good relationships. You won’t accidentally lose twenty pounds. You have to have a plan. If you’re going to get to the right destination, you’ve got to know where you’re going and how you are going to get there.
If you’ve ever been at the beach just floating in the water and relaxing, you’ll notice that after a while, the current will take you far away. That’s how it is in life, too. If you don’t have clear-cut goals with a plan in place to accomplish those goals, you’re not going to end up at the right place. You’ll just float around in life easily distracted not knowing where you’re headed.
Today, I encourage you to examine where you are in life. What are your goals? What is your plan? Maybe your first goal needs to be to make a plan. Do some research. Talk to people who have been successful at what you are trying to do. Ask the Lord to guide your steps and connect you with the right people. As you step in faith to accomplish your goals, I believe God will pour out His favor so that you can experience His supernatural blessing on everything you set your hand to.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
“Father in heaven, I commit everything I am to You today. Direct my steps. Order my destiny. Give me the plan to accomplish every dream and desire You’ve placed within me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”