What's Your Plan?
Now that we are officially in the year 2020 and have begun a new decade, what’s your plan? Will this be the year you talk about the things you want to change but not put any action behind it? Or do you actually have a plan to make things happen?
I have been guilty of complaining about how I want things to change in my life yet wonder why I didn’t accomplish all I set out to do. Last year I began to actually work towards some of the goals I set. However, this year I’ve decided to go further in my planning.
Habbakuk 2:2 says:
Have you written down your plan or is it just in your head? Well, I have found out that if you want a different result, you must be willing to change what you’ve done before.
If you tend to only verbalize or think about what you want to accomplish, try writing it out on paper. After you write it out, add the steps you would need to take daily, weekly and monthly to achieve your desired result. Yes, it’s good to visualize it, but having small steps to take will help make the process less overwhelming.
By working towards your goals in smaller steps, by the time the year comes to an end, you will find that you have made some major accomplishments. You may say to yourself “It doesn’t take all that”, but how far are you willing to go to reach your goals? I am learning more and more that it will require some type of sacrifice on our part.
So, What’s Your Plan?
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 21:5 that careful planning will get us ahead in the long run. One of the problems many people seem to run into often, is that they tend to react to their present situation rather than be proactive and set the tone.
Renew how you think.
Society conditions us to think that we can have the things we want without putting much effort into obtaining it. However, Romans 12:2 tells us not to conform to the world. That means we should not think the same as the world but we should think as God wants us to think.
It’s time to write the Vision.
I encourage you to not let another year go by without making a plan for your life. Start today by thinking of what you want to accomplish. Over the next few days, begin writing out daily and weekly steps of what you need to do to get closer to meeting your goal.
Have you already set your goals?
One thing I am working towards is setting my week up for success before it starts. In the comments below, please share something you would like to achieve in 2020. I would love to hear about it.
In Relentless Pursuit,