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? Luke 14:28 (NIV)
How many people do you know would start building a house without developing a plan for it first? The house would need to be designed to include all the space needed to take care of all of the family’s needs. The building materials need to be chosen and the cost of building needs to be estimated. As God shows us His purpose for our lives, we can ask Him to help us plan how to accomplish it. As we are focused and diligent, our plans will be profitable (successful) in accomplishing what God has for us.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. Proverbs 21:5 (NIV)
God, thank you that you know the purpose you have for my life. Show me the plans that need to be made to accomplish your purpose in my life. I want to be diligent in my planning so your purpose will prosper in my life. Help me be sensitive to your leading. In Jesus’ name. Amen.