Continued Part One
The success of every project/venture can be easily predicted from the planning phase.
The relationship between the level/degree of planning and the success of a project is so directly proportional that you can boldly state that a project poorly planned for is doomed to fail whereas one that was born out of a detailed plan is more certain to be a huge success.
If this then is the case, how is it then that some projects that operate on a ‘detailed plan’ still end up falling apart? And what exactly does a good plan entails/demand?
Every God-given vision is bound to find full expression at the appointed time; as the called vessel partners with the Father in birthing His will on the earth.
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2: 1 - 3
Hence, planning does not negate the power of basking in the big picture, neither does it speak ill of your conception of the greatness of the vision; rather planning helps you live in the ‘right’ phase per time and prevents you from trying to carry out, in the present, activities meant for the future.
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house; for to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Proverbs 24: 27 & Ecclesiastes 3: 1
At every point in time, the Father commits resources into your hands and it is with these resources (those presently available not those to be gotten) that He expects you to work and in the process multiply.
…A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds (a fixed and limited fund), and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
Luke 19: 12 & 13
It is important you get this so you would not end up in a loop trying to get more resources when you have the wisdom of God and ability to do so much with the available resources.
To put it plainly, the most important thing to consider when making a plan is not the project/vision per se, but the available resources.
No doubt, more resources would be gotten in the future, but what matters is the present and how faithful you are with the available.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luke 16: 10
So therefore, when making a plan these are the steps you take:
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