As a sequel to the earlier post on planning, I’d like to share an insight with you, my friend. Planning is good,however,to get the best results,one has to be specific in his or her plans. You have to customise that plan to fit the project’s purpose. Conversely, you need a plan that’s tailor-made. Let’s examine this illustration: Supposing a man wants to embark on a journey of 40000 miles and he begins to plan for the trip. He plans to fill his car’s fuel tank to full capacity. Although, at full capacity, the tank can only hold fuel enough to travel for just 500 miles. Now, does he not have a plan? Going forward, would he succeed with his plan? He planned but his plan wasn’t specific to his purpose. He could start smoothly but he will definitely run into some problems because he didn’t have the foresight to customise his plan to suit his purpose.
To plan effectively, you need to understand your purpose. Only then can you make the best plan that suits that purpose. If you know that you would be in a marathon race, your training plans would be specific to that and not for a 100m dash. Don’t etch your plan in a hurry, take time to be sure that you are giving the project the best approach.
As said in the previous post, you must involve God from the start to the end of your planning process. He is the alpha and omega. He has the ultimate say in your affairs. Efforts could be made but success is of the Lord.
‘So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.’
Romans 9:16 (NKJV)
His presence in the process makes the difference. His mercy ensures that one’s plan does not end in futility.
Involve the Lord. Know your purpose. Customise a plan. Proceed with faith. Experience success.
It shall always be well with you.
HAPPY NEW MONTH.