“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.”
Proverbs 21:5 (MSG).
One of the reasons why people fail and their progress is limited is poor planning.
The New Living Translation puts our opening scripture this way, “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” This shows us that the reason why many are poor is lack of planning.
What is a plan? A plan is a written strategy of how you want to achieve your goals. Plan your day, your week and your month. First begin your day by writing down your goals for that day. It will enhance and help you measure progress.
Peter J. Daniel who was once the richest man in Australia said ‘Think on paper.’ Hence, planning is thinking on paper. Write down whatever you want to do and plan it; strategically stating how you are going to achieve them.
A man of God spoke about how he researched and gathered about one thousand years of information on universities that have succeeded around the world and studied it before they took the step to establish a university. Now I hear that the same university is ranked above many universities abroad that were started before it did yet this university is here in Nigeria. This came as a product of planning.
Today, as a result of planning, we have New Vision TV as a ministry which God had told me about many years ago. I wrote it down in a book then that we were going to have it, we planned for it and we launched it. Now, in less than a year after New Vision TV was started, we received a statistic that it was the second most watched TV on the platform we are on. New Vision TV has made great impact in the lives of many and we have received so many glorious testimonies from those who have been blessed and impacted.
What has God told you concerning your future that He is going to do with you? Write it down and start planning.
Dear Father, I ask that You teach me to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
For further study, read: Proverbs 24:6 (MSG), Proverbs 24:27 (NLT), Luke 14:28-30 (MSG).
Doing the Word
Start each day, week, month and year with a plan.
Bible Reading: 30 Day Challenge.
Read Proverbs Chapter 30.
To Read The Gospels Once:
John Chapters 21.
To Read The Gospels Thrice:
John Chapters 19-21.
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