4 Steps to Creating the Right Plan

  

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

PROVERBS 19:21

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ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS ABOUT NOT BEING GOD has to be that we never really know what the future brings.

We hope and plan and worry and plan some more.

We can’t know the future. And in the space and anxiety created by not knowing, we create plans. Many plans. Plans for if our plans succeed and plans for if our plans may fail. We create plans based on what seems likely and plans based on what we really wish would happen but probably won’t.

In contrast, God does know the future. He...

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Which Are You: Huntress or Chef?

  

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.”

PROVERBS 12:27

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Proverbs 12:27 illuminates a clear principle: the lazy hunter will leave before the feast, entertained but empty. The truly diligent will either rouse her inner chef, or empower one, to complete the full work required to create a sustaining reward. 

For many entrepreneurs, the thrill of the chase and the victory of hitting the mark can seem like enough of an accomplishment. The job of cleaning and preparing the game just seems messy and…well, rather...

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Wisdom to Ensure Fruitful Work

  

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.”

PROVERBS 27:18

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THIS PEARL OF WISDOM reinforces a key piece of advice I have given to clients and friends starting a new endeavor: Seek first to serve before expecting anything in return. In fact I would go so far as to say don’t even request the first fruit from your labor until it falls into your lap. Examine how you can be of service to potential clients, constituents and even potential mentors before you ask for anything in return, even compensation for work already completed.

So...

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