Start Strategizing

“David gave…Solomon the plans for…the temple.”     1 Chronicles 28:11 NIV

King David came up with a plan for building the temple, but his son Solomon actually built it. Question: do you have a strategy for fulfilling your dream? Are you working on it? Or are you waiting for someone like a fairy godmother to come along and bail you out? The only thing worse than having no dream, is having one without a plan to make it a reality. A strategy gives you energy, direction and focus. A study was conducted on how infrequently people develop strategies for achieving their dreams. Here’s what it revealed: 26 percent focus on specific, tangible targets for what they want in life; 19 percent set goals aligned with their purpose, mission, and passion; 15 percent write down their goals in specific measurable detail; 12 percent maintain a clearly defined goal for every major interest and life role: 12 percent identify related daily, weekly, and long-term goals with deadlines. Only 7 percent take daily action toward the attainment of at least one goal.

Here’s a comment from the study’s authors: “Americans, once again, get an ‘F’ in this critical area of their performance. Simply put, they fail to consistently take the actions necessary to move their dreams and visions out of their hearts and heads and into their lives.” Dreams don’t come true because you “wish upon a star.” They come true because you seek God for direction, put them down on paper with specific actions and timelines, become accountable to yourself – and if you are wise, to somebody else too. So the word for you today is, “Stop stargazing and start strategizing.”


This message taken from: Daily Devotional-The Word For You Today