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Life Planning 2012

Monday Jan. 16

Where you end up is determined by your map and your goals.

This week I’ll be blogging about having a Life Plan.

I’m a firm believer that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  I also believe that when we write down our dreams, they become achievable goals.

Emmit Smith said,  “If it’s in your head, it’s only a dream, but when you write it down, it becomes a goal.”

At the same time, I’m aware that God is the ultimate planner and it is His prerogative to change my plans and life.

NBC newscaster John Chancellor retired and had great plans for the rest of his life.  When he was diagnosed with a terminal illness, he quoted a famous maxim,  “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.”

So there is a necessary tension between walking by faith and planning like crazy.  I think it’s summed up in the words of William Carey:

“Attempt great things for God.

Expect great things from God.”

Stay tuned to our blog for more on a life verse, life statement, and 6 words to live by.

 

 

 

 

 

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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One comment

  1. Curt:

    Thanks for sharing so candidly. I’m actually working on this very thing with my life coach…trying to design a vision statement for my personal life. You have wonderful words of wisdom here…I’m going to also share this link with my husband. I think he’ll be blessed too.

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