Do you have a plan for 2011?

Posted: December 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

Someone once made a great statment, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”  With only a few days until the new year, let me challenge you to not make resolutions, but to make biblical goals and then do everything you can to keep them.  I recenly read two words in the book of Proverbs that are applicable to this topic.  In Proverbs 1:4 the word subtility is used.  This word can mean “trickery” and is used of those that will device a wicked plan to decieve the righteous.  However, the word subtility also has a good meaning.  In this particular case it means, “strategy.”  It refers to one that has purpose and meaning to every action that he takes.  In Proverbs 2:11, we find the word discretion.  This word is used often in the book of Proverbs and means “a plan.”  May I remind you of something?  A person never stumbles onto godliness.  No one ever accidently does the will of God.  Living a profitable life in the center of God’s will is a result of careful, daily execution of a biblical strategy.  It is a shame that the wicked have a plan for their sin, but the godly have no strategy for righteouness.  Do you want to read the Bible more this year?  Find a Bible reading schedule.  Do you want to pray more?  Start a prayer list and write down answers to prayer.  Do you want to win more souls to Christ?  Set a goal of how many tracts to hand out each week.  Do you want to live a holier life?  Set limits for what you watch and what you listen to.  A strategy is a practical plan for accomplishing you goals.  Someone else said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”  So this new year, may we all be Christians who have subtility and discretion.

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