“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
As a child there were a few old sayings that I grew up hearing:
1. “A WISE MAN WILL AND A FOOL WON’T”
2.“DON’T PUT OFF FOR TOMORROW FOR WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY”
These were things that were said in my household the entire time we grew up, not realizing at the time they were actually referring to planning and procrastination.
A Proverb of Truth: “The plans and reflections of the heart belong to man, But the wise answer of the tongue is from the Lord.”
We must realize that we have the ability to plan ahead! And yes, God wants us to have a plan, but we should remain flexible and open to his change of instructions at any given moment. Also, be willing to take the steps to accomplish our short term and long term goals. Having a plan in place prepares you for any hurdles, situations, detours, or crisis that could arise. Take a look at your life and ask yourself in what areas do I need to build in a plan? To give you a running start here’s five areas to consider:
- Health & Wellness
- Personal Growth & Development
Whether you are planning for a wedding, party, meeting, starting a business, final arrangements, vacation, date night it’s wise to get a head start!
4 Benefits of Planning Ahead:
- Reduces stress
- Final results are better
- More time to think
- Ability to make better decisions
Do you have a plan for your Family, Finances, & Future? As our nation continues to work thru COVID-19 and all the struggles and eye openers it has brought, we can see how life can change so rapidly. If your answer is no, I encourage you to take the necessary time to construct a plan in these areas. Don’t hesitate your Future is waiting on your instructions.
“Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”