Saturday, October 20, 2012

Your Plan CAN Succeed

Having a plan is necessary to accomplish your wishes, as well as to manage your life successfully.  God encourages us to make wise plans.  He also suggests that we entrust our plans to him.  He does not want to constrict or restrict them.  So why should we want to commit our plans to him before we start them?  Because he can  help us to have the thoughts that will ensure that our plans really happen.

The plans of many never come to pass.  It's not because their plans are not good.  It's often because they don't think along the proper channels after they conceive their wishes. It takes certain types of specific thoughts, and the mental stamina to hold those thoughts, to bring elusive plans to pass.

Of course you can create what you determine are good thoughts in order to nudge your plan towards fruition.  Will those thoughts be on target?  Will they be on the mark?  Will the thoughts that you design, without consulting God, hit the bullseye so that you will realize the fulfillment of your plan?

God wants to supplement our thoughts with his perfect and effective thoughts.  He wants to help us to hold those thoughts by recognizing and casting down undermining imaginations.  He wants us to identify and annihilate every thought that counteracts his knowledge within us.

It takes a special kind of strength to acquire targeted thoughts, to produce them and hold them at critical times.  Our fondest and most life-changing plans are nothing but pipe dreams and vacant daydreams, without relying on God to establish our supporting thoughts.

Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out.  (Proverbs 16:3 Good News Translation)  Trust God to take care of any adjustment that needs to be done.  There is more to what you want than you think.  God knows just how to help you obtain it.

Do you want your plans developed upon pertinent, God-wise thoughts?  Do you want those vital thoughts planted and rooted in your mind, available for you to call upon at a moment's notice?  You should.  What good will it do you to bring a crippled plan to success, only to see it disappear in a puff of smoke?  It stands to reason that plans founded upon good, pertinent, established thoughts will also themselves be established.

Image Credit: Jingles the Pirate


Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

Very deep - "established thoughts will also themselves be established.". Thank you so much for the wonderful message!

Sandi Holland said...

Thanks for visiting, Angie. You know, there's a certain amount of success that we can build without the supporting thoughts that God can give us. We see this worldly success around us every day. We see some of these successes continuing and replicating. Others we see come cashing down in dramatic fashion.

The great thing about starting out with God's thoughts is that it not only helps us here, but it has eternal significance too. Cultivating the habit of commiting our works to him, so that our thoughts will be established, does just that. It draws us closer to him. The closer we are to him, the more confident we are of our eternal salvation.

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