He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. PROVERBS 10:5 (TLB)
The easiest thing to waste is a lifetime. Some waste money, others waste opportunities but majority of human beings waste life and that is the worst thing that can happen to anybody. What do you do in life to ensure that your life is not wasted?
- Ensure that there is always a vision in front of you. A daily, weekly or monthly objective; it could be spiritual, career or otherwise. Something that God has revealed to you via His Word, revelation, dreams or that which God has put in your mind through inspiration.
- Back your vision with planning.To fail to plan is to plan to fail. planning is equal to strategic thinking: it is a major investment of time. People stink because they don’t think. And if we can have the time to sit down and plan, vision will translate into planning, and planning will translate into action points and steps. Every strategic thinking that is done well will generate ideas, steps, and actions.
- The action steps must be scheduled. Many people have plans but they don’t have schedules, so the plans never see the light of day. The Bible says, in Habakkuk 2:3 ‘For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.’ When you are planning to get a married for instance give it a date, When you planning to finish a particular project, job or business, give it a date. Because anything that does not have a date has no right to come to pass. ‘You don’t expect it to happen, if it is not scheduled. Without a timeline, there can be no headline. Your vision is useless and planning is a waste of time if schedule is not included.
- After the schedule, then you can go to work. Good vision without work equals daydream or a nightmare. You have to put your vision into action and diligently go to work. Always ask of God to give you strength to go into action in order to fulfill destiny.
Always remember this. It is wisdom to find out what you are looking for in life; what God wants to do with your life.