Are you a planner? Do you know what you’re having for dinner tonight? Do you know where you’re spending next Christmas?
If you are a planner, congratulations! You’ve taken control of your future.
For those of you who don’t consider yourselves planners, fear not! You can learn.
If you see no value in planning, answer me this: Who’s going to control the next 12 months of your life? Truthfully, the only way to answer that question is with a plan.
What are your goals? What do you want for tomorrow? Next week? What do you hope to see in your life before the close of this year?
The best way to predict your future is to invent it. You can invent the future you want to see with a plan. Plan to become what you want to become. Plan to become what you already see on the inside.
Planning helps you to fulfill the vision and mission of your life; the vision and mission you long to see made manifest.
Your vision and mission didn’t originate with you. They’re products of Destiny’s design. That means Destiny has a vested interest in your future.
When you make a plan, Destiny will always exceed that plan. But if there’s no plan, Destiny has nothing to exceed.
Never doubt the power of Heaven to work in you to accomplish all you see within. In fact, Destiny will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! They will all be outdone!
Did you catch that? Destiny is able to do exceeding, abundantly, above, far beyond all you can ask, think, or imagine. You have a three-part responsibility to ask, think, and imagine. Destiny assumes responsibility for the how.
If you have a longing to see something particular in your future, then you already have a plan. Your plan is that vision already in your mind.
Destiny’s responsibility covers how the plan will be executed and financed. Your responsibility is simply to ask, think, and imagine.
Are you thinking, “This is too simple. It’s too good to be true.”? If so, you’re not alone. That’s the problem of many. They think the vision originated with them. Because their vision is their ideal, they assume it must be a futile figment of imagination. This is unfortunate because the mark of a plan from Heaven is that it seems impossible, too big, too extraordinary, too good to be true.
Your vision was designed to be big beyond your resources for only then will Destiny’s role become apparent. Your good success and satisfying life are meant to compel others to look to Heaven, prompting them to ask, think, and imagine as well.
This is important because most people believe they have to come up with the resources so they never bother to start a plan. Destiny says, “Stop trying to fulfill what’s my responsibility! Start to plan! Start to ask, think, and imagine.”
Give Destiny a plan and you give Destiny something to work for. Attract the resources of Heaven by starting to plan.
Your plan is Destiny’s showcase of Heaven’s splendor.
As the One who authored your purpose in life, Destiny gives you the resources necessary to fulfill your purpose. Your thoughts are Destiny’s plan.
Release the wealth of Heaven into your life by asking, thinking, and imagining. Plan to see your vision come to pass without needing to know how. When you assume this posture of faith, you honor the One who authored your thoughts, inviting credit to go where credit is due.
Now, tell me again, Who’s going to control the next 12 months of your life?