TO THE BIBLE: Proverbs 21:5 MSG
“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.”
When I was in school, I had several mates. But the years have come and gone. Some of us have made a success of our lives, while others have lost out. They fell by the wayside. But back in school, most of these folks were known to be the trendiest, the popular, happening guys. The mistake they made, however, was that they didn’t think of the future and plan adequately for it. They felt they’d already arrived and therefore failed to learn the necessary lessons they should’ve learnt.
Some years from now, you’ll also be a full-grown adult. When that time comes, what kind of life will you be living? Will you have made a success of your life? Long ago, as a teenager, I told my friends that I would be talking to the world by the time I was twenty-eight. It sounded so outlandish back then, but that was what happened. At age twenty-eight I was already ministering on television.
However, you don’t set a goal and just sit back, waiting for it to simply materialize. It doesn’t work that way. You must plan, and be diligent to take the necessary steps that should lead you to your desired destination. That means you must state the target and set your sail. As you diligently move in the direction of your goal, God will ensure that all the right circumstances align themselves in your favour always.
Proverbs 21:5; Proverbs 16:3
I’m set on the course that I must follow. My future is bright and full of glory. I’m strengthened by the Holy Spirit and filled with the wisdom of God. I’m moving in the direction of God’s vision for my life, and I’m making a great difference in my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Do you have your goals and plans written down? If not, devote some time to write them, or review what you already have written.