MAKE PLANS

I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia, and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may help me on my journey, wherever I go.  For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 1 Corinthians 16:5-9

The heart of man plans his way,
    but the Lord establishes his steps.  Proverbs 16:9

If you plan to do nothing, you'll hit your target every time. It is not uncommon for a man to get frustrated by lack of result. As men, we want to see something produce whether it is in our personal lives, our work, or in our families. Should we be surprised that failing to plan leads to failure to deliver? Men make plans all the time, but the most important and critical ones are spiritual. Seeing the benefit of a life lived as a disciple of Jesus requires that a man have a working strategy. 

Paul knew that he could choose to do anything with his leadership, but being effective means, he cannot do everything. He targeted significantly sized cities because he knew that the door was open and they would produce results. Think for a moment about what you'd like the "win" to be in your spiritual life. With that in mind, what would it take to get you there? Simply put, every man needs the Word of God and community with other men to grow. Make plans to be spiritually effective. 

DO THIS TODAY: Name the win in your spiritual life and make a plan.  

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