My mother was very focused. She was an organizer and planner. She was a leader, not just in our family, but also in many organizations.
If I said, “I think I might do …” and then I’d lay out some dream, my Mother would say, “How are you going to do that?”
And I would say, “Oh I’m not doing it now. I was thinking I might do it one day.”
She would then counter with, “When? When are you going to do it?”
She said, “Success is in the details. When we take a trip, we know where we want to end up. We may change course on the way, but we still have some idea of when we are going, where we want to go and how we might get there.”
My Mother taught me how to combine dreams with reality.
Many of my dreams have been accomplished with focus and figuring out the details and deadlines for getting where I wanted to go. However, as Mother reminded me, God is The One with The Plan. She winked and added, “He knows where you are going and how you are going to get there, but He will let you help ‘pack the car’ for the trip!”
What have you been thinking about doing? When are you going to get started? What steps will you take to accomplish your goal?
Step 1 is talking it over with God. Right now is a good time to do that.
“For I know The Plans I have for you,” declares The Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11