David Abioye’s Daily Devotional June 18, 2017 – The Place of Planning (Part 2)

Topic: The Place of Planning (Part 2) [Sunday June 18, 2017]

Remember, movement doesn’t equal progress, neither is noise taken for effect. It takes wise planning to be effective and productive in your endeavours, because planning eliminates sweat and struggles. The more you plan, the less you sweat as you pursue your goals and targets since energy is well directed and waste is eliminated. Yesterday, we looked at the first step in the process of planning, which is “sit down.” The next steps are:


Jesus said, “…Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” (Luke 14:28). So when you sit down, it is not to bury your head in your palms in worry and sorrow under the heavy burden of problems, but to “count the cost.”  You don’t sit down to look at the ceiling, you sit down to map out what is needed to accomplish the goal set before you.

To count the cost means to analyze. On the drawing board, you assess your expected goals on the scales of your present position and then set up strategies to balance them and meet up with your future. Simplify the problem by breaking it up into smaller ‘handlable’ pieces. One million may look enormous to acquire in a year but it’s only a question of about 83,000 in twelve months or 2,800 daily. This is how planning helps you to narrow down problems and solve them. Identify and appreciate what you have see what you can do with it to generate what you want.

Continue tomorrow with Part 3

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