Friday, October 5
Planned and Organized
Today's reading: 1 Kings 5:1-18
As we're learning more and more about Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, one of the things I notice (here in 1 Kings 4 and 5) is that Solomon was an incredible organizer and planner--two qualities that are very helpful when we're leading or taking on a project. Why is it that so often we get a goal or a project in our mind, and in our excitement we head off without being fully prepared? (I've certainly done it, and I'm guessing you have too.) Or, we've only planned a step or two ahead, and our strategy (whether we realize it or not) is to make decisions as they come up. That strategy may get us to the end of a project, but more often than not our lack of planning and organization leads to frustration (ours and those working with us), extra steps, the spending of extra money, and worst case scenario, a failed, unfinished or unattained project or goal. Not the case with Solomon.
What project or goal are you working toward that could use more planning and organization? What planning step(s) does Solomon use that you might implement now or the next time you take on a project? What does Solomon's example show us about the value of working and partnering with other people? Tami
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