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Powered by 4 - September 28, 2015

  • 2015 Sep 28


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 noticed here in 1 Kings 5 (and in 1 Kings 4) was that Solomon was organized and a 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.) 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. Sometimes that works out, but more often than not our lack of planning and organization leads to frustration, 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 planning step(s) does Solomon use that you might implement 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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