Plan in hand

Think a minute…Did the engineers who built the London Eye or New York City’s One World Trade Center do it without a plan? Of course, not! “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Success is not an accident. It does not magically happen.

You must plan for it to happen. As one man puts it: “You must plan for a great future. After all, you have to spend the rest of your life there.”  We must have some kind of plan of what we want, how we will get it, and how long will it take.  

If you shoot for nothing, you will hit it every time. A wise person said:  “If you have accomplished everything you planned in life, you probably have not planned enough. You’re getting too old when all your dreams are reruns.” 

The successful head of the Chrysler Automobile Corporation, Lee Iacocca, asked his workers:  “What do you want to do? What do you want to be? What do you want to have? Where do you want to go?  How do you plan to get there? Write it down. Now go do it. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.”

So why not start living your life on purpose? First dream it, then do it. Studies show that one hour of planning saves you three hours of wasted work and time. With a plan, your work is working for you! Your plan prioritizes and guides your life, moving you further ahead toward your goal of success and satisfaction.

But “After you plan your work, you must work your plan.” Discipline is what brings your dreams into real life. A dream with no discipline will remain just a dream. “A plan without work will be a plan that won’t work!”

So it only makes sense to ask the One who designed the plan for your life to take charge of your character and daily way of living. Jesus has the power you need to make that plan start working for you. It is only with His plan in hand, you can go all the way to the life He designed you, and your family, to have and enjoy.  Just think a minute… 

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