Pray, Plan & Pursue

“Planning without praying is a waste of energy.  Praying without planning is a waste of time.”  Mark Patterson

We can constantly make plans to make sure we get where we are going. However, all of your plans mean nothing, if God does not have your ear and heart. We so often think of prayer of us saying things to God, but really it must be two-way communication between He and us. If He does not have both our ear and heart, all of our plans will come to nothing.

Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

Proverbs 16:1 (NLT)

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.

You see, our plans mean nothing if they are not an answer to the question “God what are you saying?” so that our plans can become those next steps He has ordered.

Simultaneously, I know people who spend a whole lot of time seeking the will of God, praying and yet, nothing in their life shows any kind of plan. They stay stuck in the same ruts, routine, and sin. Their life rarely has an impact on eternity or anyone else’s life

When God speaks, it should be life changing first for us, then that change should continue until it has an effect on someone near us here and now and ultimately into eternity. That’s why the next question is “What am I going to do about it?” When we hear it forces us to plan and the plan causes us to follow-through.

 

I am holding a FREE new goal-setting live Webinar,  Pray, Plan & Pursue on this Thursday, February 16 @ 7 pm PST!

Click the link below to Sign up!

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You will learn:

   – How to make your Plans a success

   -We will dive into how to achieve your resolutions

    -Can you have multiple goals/resolutions? 

    -How your prayers can be your vehicle in finding out what you really want

A PRAYER LIFE CAN MAKE YOU MORE SUCCESSFUL.

And It will certainly set you up to be more effective & powerful. 

When God speaks make plans. Don’t Plan without God speaking. Take time to hear from God. Take time after hearing from God to make plans. Doing both will ensure that you hit the mark as a leader, follower, and member of a family.

Don’t miss it. Click the link below & Sign up today!

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New Year, New Mindset!!

January is considered a month for Resolve, Renewal, Rejuvenation. Oh, and resolutions too.  It’s time to set reasonable goals and take action to achieving them and put yourself on a path of consistency for the entire year.

 

 

Set Goals
Make a long-term plan for what you want to accomplish in the spring, summer or fall—whether that means getting fit for a half-marathon, planning a vacation or tackling your first project —and then set out smart steps it will take to get you there. Maybe your goal is to get fit, lose 10 pounds or start a new career. That’s great too, but it’s not going to happen on its own. You need to make a plan and go after it!

 

Take Action
Start this week! Commit to those goals. Research the information. Join a club. Hire a coach. Sign up for fitness classes. Buy new running shoes.  Just start doing it. Don’t wait until the month of January zips by. The bottom line is that there is no magic bullet, a snapping of the finger and no next-generation digital app that is going to help you reach your goals. The only path is through hard work, relentless dedication and living a healthy, balanced life. Only you can control your destiny, so get after it!

 

Be Consistent
Work, school, family and daily tasks can get in the way, but only if you allow it. Plan your weeks and make it happen.  It really only takes an hour a day (or sometimes even less) to put you on the path to achieving your goals. It won’t happen unless you make it happen on a regular basis.

I have an old Nike T-shirt with a slogan that reminds me, “Just Do It”.” That sums it up right there. Set goals, take small steps and be relentless in your pursuit in the new year.