Planner or Worrier? Which one are you?

God's word strongly recommends that we plan carefully and commit to completing what we choose to do, so that it will be a job well done.Planner or Worrier? Which one are you?

In Luke 14: 28-31, Jesus says: "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, 'This person began to build and wasn't able to finish.' Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won't he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?"

You can see in this passage that Jesus urges us not only to plan but also to plan for a total commitment to a good outcome.

The Bible advocates getting some good advice so that your plans can succeed. Proverbs 16:20 notes, "Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord." Or consider Proverbs 15:22, "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed."

With a plan in place, ask God what He thinks and whether our plans are in line with his. Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans."

This should be our greatest prayer, that we are following His lead, not our own. This will greatly reduce your stress and move you from the “Worrier” to the “Planner” in response to your future.

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Chuck Bentley

Chuck BentleyFor over a decade, Chuck has traveled the world teaching biblical financial principles to the affluent, middle class, poor and ultra poor. As host of the daily national radio broadcast, My MoneyLife™, Chuck connects with all generations and inspires his audience with a strong scriptural emphasis.
Following in the footsteps of Crown’s cofounders, Howard Dayton and the late Larry Burkett, Chuck has assumed the mantle of a strategic organization, founded in 1976, that now reaches around the world with staff on every continent, a media presence throughout North and South America, and books and materials serving the spiritual and financial needs of all people, regardless of their economic condition. Crown’s outreach impacts individuals, families, churches, and businesses through the joyful, liberating biblical truth of making and managing money so that God’s purposes for one’s life can be fulfilled.
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