Making Plans!

In the leadership world, there are thousands of books that address the way leaders lead and more specifically the way leaders plan. Without question, the greatest collection of wisdom and insight on how a leader plans his work–and then works his plan, has to be the Bible! Long before leadership gurus were publishing their opinions, blogging their thoughts. Or tweeting their pithy points of pontificating, the writers of scripture were penning God’s insightful perspective in the matter.

Today, as I was reading through the Ild Testament book of Proverbs I was again confronted with the challenging words of chapter 20 on the subject of planning well. In verse 18, the wisdom writer simply states,

prepare plans by consultation…

The significance of this verse speaks directly to the heart of every leader. Good leaders never make their plans in a cavalier way. Wise leaders, proficient leaders, those leaders who stand out from the rest will always seek wise counsel before they make plans and carry them out! In another scripture, we were reminded that wisdom is found in the counselor of many. Yet another declaration of the importance of seeking wise counsel before making plans.

But there was more direction given in Proverbs chapter 20 on the subject of making plans. In verse five, the author tells us,

A plan in the heart of a man is like Deepwater, but a man of understanding draws it out.

Here the writer reminds us of the necessity of leaders to think out-of-the-box, to dream big, to plan with the future in mind. From his perspective, planning is necessary and life giving. It’s like deep waters to the soul…refreshing! But just making great plans is never enough. Plans are to be lived out! They must be carried out. They are to be fulfilled.

So, dream big, seek counsel, make your plans — and then dare to fulfill them!



Defining Moments

Alright, earlier this week a friend sent me a link to a YouTube video about a highschool student in New York. I really didn’t have any expectations except that the young man must have some talent. When I watched the clip I was amazed to say the least…not because of his skills but because of his heart. Well, the young man is autistic and doesn’t play – he fills the role as the manager. But as his season came to an end, his coach allowed him to dress out for the last game. Not intending to play – but really just allowing him to feel the excitment of the game up close. As the game draws to an end, the unthinkable happens. The coach has a defining moment…and chooses to play the boy. What happens next coupld only be described as a “fairy tale ending”. Watch the clip below and tell me what you think.

My advice to you…seek out opportunities in your own life and relationships which could also be descibed as “defining” as well.

Be blessed!

Our Amazing Designer

Wow! I don’t know how else to describe what I am about to show you in this video clip below than “Wow”! 

Now, I know there are probably many of you have have seen this and researched this and understand the depths of the molecular structure of our body. And I know I am probably way behind the 8-ball here…but this is simply amazing. For those of you who haven’t yet heard of this molecule within your body called “laminin” – you are about to be blown away. 
The video clip I am speaking about was taken from a message that Louie Giglio preached earlier this year. It is based on a psalm that describes all things created. It is a message which gives the glory to God for all he has done. In this short clip he references the fact that in built into our bodies cells and molecular structure is evidence of our creator and the way of salvation – the cross of Christ. I want you to take the 8 minutes necessary and view this clip from Youtube…and then write me back and let me know what you are thinking! I promise you it will strike to the core of your being and cause you to say – “Yeah God!”