9 Humans plot their route in their hearts, but the LORD directs their feet. @ 27:23 Be alert to the condition of your flocks and attend to them. At 00:27 Prepare your labor outside and in the field for yourself; next, construct your dwelling. These things take time and effort, but they are important so don't neglect them.
Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit your path to the Lord." "Commit whatever you do to the Lord, and he will bring your intentions to fruition." "In their hearts, mankind plot their route, but the Lord fixes their feet," Proverbs 16:9 says. "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but the Lord's purpose always triumphs." Plans change, but God never changes.
God has ordained that everyone should live according to his or her nature. Since he knows everything that goes on inside us, he has given us free will so that we can choose how we live our lives. He has not forced anyone to be good or bad; they choose these actions by themselves. But because people choose to go their own way, many suffer because they don't know what others want for them.
It is up to each individual to decide what role they want to play with respect to godliness. Some prefer to remain ungodly persons all their lives while others try to go as far as they can in righting wrongs and showing love to others. However, no matter what role we choose, God expects us to stay there until he calls us home.
In the end, it is not what we plan to do, but it is what we finally do that counts. We should keep this in mind when plotting our course toward success.
3: "Dedicate all you do to the Lord, and he will bring your plans to fruition." - Proverbs 16:11
Writing things down is a great way to keep track of everything that needs to be done. Using numbers instead of words makes what you write easy to read and understand. The more you write down, the better able you will be to follow through on all your plans.
Writing things down helps you avoid forgetting things or making mistakes. If you think of something that needs to be done but can't remember exactly what it was, then going back to your list will help you find it easily.
Also, writing things down allows you to share your ideas with others. You can tell others about your plans by simply telling them to look on your list. This is especially useful if you have lots of ideas but don't know which ones will work out and which ones won't. By writing down all your ideas, you are giving everyone a chance to help you decide which one(s) to go with.
Last, but not least, writing things down shows your commitment to completing your plans.
"Good planning and hard effort lead to riches, while quick shortcuts lead to poverty," the Bible says. Proverbs 21:5 (KJV) Make sensible preparations to live consciously, but do so with God in mind. After all, "we can make plans, but the Lord directs our paths." 16:9 (Proverbs) After all, he is the sovereign. He knows what will happen next year, tomorrow, this week, and even today. So we should trust him with our lives.
Living consciously means that we are taking time to think through everything we do - from the smallest choice (will it help me reach my spouse or not?) to the biggest decision (will I follow Jesus or not?). We try to take the time to consider the consequences of our actions, since life is short and we need to use every moment wisely.
The Bible tells us to live each day as if it was your last, because one day you will be called before God to give an account for your life. So we should live each day as if it were our last, and try to make sure that we are doing good things and holding back on evil.
Living consciously also means that we are taking time to decide whether we want something or not, because often we don't act upon our desires due to pressure from society or the fear of losing something else.
Furthermore, Proverbs 16:3 Whatever you undertake, commit it to the Lord, and your plans will come to fruition. 2 Kings 2:1-3 And pay attention to what the Lord your God requires: Keep his decrees and instructions, his regulations and requirements, as recorded in the Law of Moses, and you will thrive in whatever you do and wherever you go. 2 Kings 2:4-6 For he is awesome beyond measure; nothing he does can be compared with it. What man has done you can also do—when you have only faith in him! —and what man has even seen God at work he cannot do, for he who is mighty enough to pull off miracles gets my praise too.
Being successful in our lives means living a long, healthy life. We get success when we do what needs to be done to achieve our goals. Jesus said in Matthew 5:48 "Therefore, let everyone who claims to be a Christian be careful not to deny their name out of pride or provide an opportunity for others to condemn them. For Christians are people who see themselves as sinners saved by grace through faith in Christ."
This shows that being successful means saving people's souls too, because nobody wants to be judged guilty. Jesus also said in John 3:17 that no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.
Make meticulous arrangements. Proverbs 21:5: The plans of the diligent lead to wealth, while the plans of the hasty lead to poverty. Proverbs 14:8 says that the prudent's wisdom is to discern their path, while the foolishness of idiots is to deceive. Prudent is a term you don't hear very often these days. But it means knowing what needs to be done, and having the courage to go after it.
Time management isn't just about how much time you spend on each task, but also about how well you use your time. It's not enough to simply complete tasks; you must do so efficiently as well. Time management involves planning ahead and eliminating unnecessary activities to ensure that you use your time effectively.
The Bible contains many principles for managing time wisely.
Preparation is essential: 13:16 (Proverbs) A smart man plans ahead; a fool does not, and boasts about it!
God has ordained authority in the world, and as such, there will be conflict between that authority and your plan. Jesus said, "No one can serve two masters" (Matthew 6:24). It is impossible to follow both God and money; you must choose one or the other.
A plan protects you from danger and keeps you out of trouble. Without a plan, you might try to look after yourself by going where the money is, but this will probably get you into trouble. You will most likely end up doing things that go against what you want to achieve with your life.
It is best to have a plan B and C ready in case things do not work out as expected. This shows that you are thinking ahead and being prepared for any situation that may arise.
Planning ahead will help you reach your goals more easily because you have taken the first step towards achieving them. Once you have done this, you will be more motivated to keep going until they are finished.