Good Morning my friends,
I love “motivational speakers..” Jim Rohn is one of my ALL-TIME favorite speakers. I’ve listened to hours upon hours of his material and read most of his books. Jim Rohn & I share the same birthday, but we were born 38 years apart. I’m not into astrological signs and stuff so I’m not certain if having a laser-like passion for life is a Virgo thing or not. I’m not sure if our drive for success was just a coincidence or in our nature. I don’t know if being hardworking, efficient, analytical and methodical when faced with challenges is just a strong suit or not but I do know that we both are success minded & driven..
Jim Rohn taught me that the key to success in life is planning. He said, “The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.” He also said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
When it comes to planning, I learned the hard way that there’s a right way. I’ve learned that I must first submit my plans to the Will of God. I can do all the planning in the world but I should always make them contingent to God’s approval. The apostle Paul did this when he said “God willing” in Acts 18:21 & “if The Lord permits” 1 Corinthians 16:7. When we place our plans according to God’s will we do two things. We say that God does have a will for us and that He can intervene to carry out His will.
If you really want to experience great success you will first seek to discern God’s Will and then plan accordingly. Ephesians 5:17 says that God wants us to “understand His Will.” In Colossians 1:9 it says, God wants us to “be filled with His Will” and in Romans 12:2 it says He wants us to “Prove His Will.” When we know God’s revealed Will we can plan accordingly, however until then the right way is to submit our plan to His Will.
I’ve also learned that’s there’s a wrong way to plan as well. The wrong way is to ignore God’s Will. Scripture tells us that to plan this way is “folly”. It is folly because life is complex and full of decisions. Whether it’s for today or tomorrow there are many complex decisions that we have to make. It is folly because life is uncertain. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. We don’t know if tomorrow will exist or what will happen. It is totally in God’s hands. It is folly because life is frail. Scripture says, “it is like a vapor”. We can never tell if when or if we will succumb to an illness, disease or be in an accident. It is folly because life is brief. We are only here for a short time.. Since life is so short it’s important that we do God’s Will not our own. When we ignore God’s Will and plan this way it is boastful arrogance and sinful. When we do this, we are setting ourselves above God.
“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:13-17)
My CHALLENGE prayer for YOU!! Submit your goals and dreams to the Will of God…
I pray that YOU have a TREMENDOUS day. Blessings & much love…. D
Live YOUR life like it’s your LAST 24!!!