After a recent sermon, I got one of those e-mails I put in my “Need to Keep” file. The person wrote that she was sick of failing in the same area over and over again. So she came up with a “battle plan.” She wrote out the plan and put it in her wallet so that she could have it “at the moment of need.”
Here is her six-step Battle Plan:
Now that’s good stuff. I love the intention! I love the determination! I love the “I will’s.” I love her acknowledgement of the battle and need for a strategy! Here is a person with a desire to follow hard after God and a plan to do just that.
Why not take the time to write out your battle plan? Don’t copy and paste this one. Craft your own and put it in a place where you can retrieve it in your moment of need. You know you’re going to need it.
Hope is not a strategy.
Soon is not a timeline.
A colorful presentation is not implementation.
Okay, so something happens at work you don’t especially appreciate. More than just frustrating, it simply wasn’t right. How should you respond? The follower of Jesus should be the best employee. He should be the hardest worker. She should demonstrate skill and efficiency. But remember it’s about more than the job. Jesus uses every aspect of our life to stretch us and grow us into the followers He desires us to be.