“For which of you, intending to build a tower does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it -” (Luke 14:28) (NKJV)
The year 2019 is our year of great achievement, but to succeed and make progress in the work that God has called us to do in 2019, having a plan becomes inevitable. Having a plan and setting achievable goals is a sure way of fulfilling Gods’ plan for our life.
In order to avoid stagnation and failure in the New Year, having a plan becomes inescapable. Planning is scriptural. Our God is the ultimate planner (Jer. 29:11). He not only plans, He also executes. The foundation of our faith is based on planning (Rev. 13:8 & 1 Cor. 2:8).
As sons of God we cannot live our life in 2019 based on chance. We were created by God to be in charge (Gen. 1:28). We are expected to be proactive.
It takes diligence, commitment and determination to plan. When we decide to live our lives by chance (Prov. 21:15), we set up ourselves for mockery by those who hate us (Luke 14: 28-29).
Planning leads to profit while inability to plan is the reason many are languishing in lack and poverty. We cannot afford to just exist in this world, God expects us to live.
As we approach the New Year, we must not only have a plan that we must diligently follow, but must also have a vision on how we intend to accomplish it (Hab. 2:1-3). When we fail to plan, nothing happens or changes in our lives.
For our plans to succeed in 2019, we must ensure that our spiritual compass is right. Gods’ priority must be made our priority in our plans (Matt. 6:33).
After out plans have been laid out, we then take it to God in prayers, seeking His wisdom, strength and grace to implement it. A man’s heart plans his ways but it is the Lord that directs his steps (Prov. 16:9). Wisdom is profitable to direct (Eccl. 10:10).
Do not enter the New Year without drawing up a plan for the year. If you have an expectation for the New Year, you will have a plan. The expectation and hope of the righteous shall not be caught off (Prov. 24:14).
A New Year resolution will not do. There is a place for planning, and there is a place for faith.
What is your spiritual plan for 2019?