"Planning To Succeed"
Proverbs 16:30(NLT), Proverbs 20:18(NLT) & Joshua 1:7 (NLT)
By profession I am a merchandise planner in the retail industry. In a nutshell I collaborate with departmental buyers in my company to develop a a retail based financial plan to assist us in achieving our sales and profit goals. The plan incorporates the inventory, pricing, and clearance strategies that will be required in order to aid us in successfully navigating through our seasons.
If we are going to become successful then we need to develop a plan of action in order for us to achieve our goals. We need a well thought out STRATEGY to help us to successfully navigate through the various seasons of our lives. God has promised us success if we acknowledge Him and allow Him be the director of our path.
Talk, talk, talk. That’s all some of us do. We talk about what we need to do, what we know that we are called to do, and what we want to do but we have done absolutely nothing about it! We have not disciplined ourselves to sit down and develop a strategy that will transform our words into the tangible realm.
In Joshua 1:6-9, God provides a strategy for Joshua that would guarantee him, not just success, but GOOD success:
Be strong & VERY courageous
Carefully OBEY all things outlined in God’s Word
Study the Word of God and MEDITATE on it daily
What does this mean to us today?
STOP being so scared & intimidated by everything and everybody! You are STRONG. You are COURAGEOUS in Jesus name!
Take the time and research what the BIBLE teaches about your specific endeavor! Every topic you can think of can be found in the Word of God from financial planning, mission endeavors, building a home, building a business, being a wife, being a mother, the list goes on and on.
MEDITATE, (ponder) on what the Word of God says and let it marinate in your mind and spirit.
If we apply these 3 principles then God will begin to speak to us, connect us to the right people, and show us the steps that we need to take in order to move from being TALKERS to being KINGDOM BUILDERS.
Commit to developing an action plan. Set goals for yourself. Connect with an Accountability Partner who will push you to accomplish your goals and dreams! Remember, it’s time to get to work. Time is short. Stop making excuses and JUST DO IT!