Planning is winning. Between you and your vision is your plan. If you do not have ‘to do‘ the devil will give you enough to do.
When you want to start a business, the first thing you need to do is to have a business plan. A business plan is a document that tells you how the business is supposed to be carried out to succeed.
Most business owners who have their business plans before starting survived while those who had no plans are short-lived.
Understand this, the height of what you intend to build determines the depth of the foundation you are supposed to lay. That’s why every skyscraper that you see doesn’t have the same foundation as a bungalow. 7 foundations of a successful marriage.
“Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided on themselves.“ – Exodus.18:24-26
Understand this, there is an organizational structure that will help to secure your future. You don’t have to become big to have structure, it’s the structure that you develop from the inception that makes it becomes big. You don’t need to have an accountant to be accountable.
We serve a God of order. Before He created fish there was water. God specializes in strategic planning.
Planning averts the waste of time, energy, and resources. It protects vision and helps to fulfill a purpose.
If you don’t have plans for your life, someone else will plan for you. Anyone who has the plan is in control. You should chart your life plan and be in charge (dominion) of your destiny.
Planning Is faith. God has a plan for you but He doesn’t plan for you. The greatest display of faith is to document what you believe. Plans are documented faith. What is faith? Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb.11:1).
“A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps (Proverbs.16:9, NKJV).“
You need to have plans to be in charge of your life. In between, you and your vision are your plans. Every true vision will always put the visionary on the run (see Jeremiah 20:9). You can’t run a vision without a plan. Planning is a documented faith. It moves God into action. God has plans for you but God does not plan for you. Give God room to adjust your plan if necessary.