Each day, month, year we should be aiming to do something to advance our lives. I want you to know that there are certain methods and strategies that are beneficial to this process. Some ways can be alternated for better results and others must be implemented in the order in which it is set.
Today we will look at 4 P’s that are beneficial to your life. Consider using all of them to see your life produce some sweeter fruit.
Here are 4 P’s you should do before you set out to do anything:-
1. Pray – It shows God that you want to be dependant on him and desire him to be a part of your life’s venture. Bear in mind he knows the way you ought to go because he made the path for you. It puts the enemy on notice that you and God are about to make a move and he better watch out.
Prayer is the chamber where you go to God for consultation. God loves it when people want his attention. It’s like setting the firm foundation to build on. It is a hard thing to build something and lose it because we didn’t invite God in on the matter. “5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” . Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV). So for lasting results make sure you start here.
2. Plan – This is where you layout the intended route or path to get to your destination or have your needs met. Through this phase you will have to find out what’s needed and how much of it. The basic areas are people, material, resources and average time span.
Plans are very important if you want to build properly. It’s the place where all the lines of your dream or life’s blueprint come together. This is where you map out in detail from start to finish. “For I know the plans I have for you,”declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV).
This is very important especially where other persons have to be involved. Even in cases where many copies are needed, you will notice the diagram stays the same. Change one dimension and you offset many things. So be very careful who you have looking at the blueprint for your life.
3.Perform – Your plans have been approved, Great! You know where you are going, what you need and how long it’s going to take. So what’s next? It’s time to get to work.
This is where you get to carry out the duty or task. Begin to sing, dance, do business, build and the likes. If you want, you can post up a picture of your project with the headline “Coming Soon”.
Bear in mind you will not get the support of everyone because not all wants to see you succeed. You must be alert during your building process. You will encounter opposition but be determined to build to completion. “So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows”. Psalm 61:8 (KJV).
4. Praise – You’ve just completed building one of your most desired dreams. You’ve prayed, planned, performed and now it’s all done.
Not so fast my friend, you need to put the seal on things.
You can’t do all that work and not celebrate. First, praise must go out to God who gave you the desire to do this and thank him for being your consultant every step of the way.
Then there are those who believed enough to support your venture, family, friends, and all who gave a helping hand in any way. Finally, you, yes YOU. You allowed God to use you to be a blessing to others. Whether what you’ve built will benefit 1-10 persons or more it was for a just cause. Now go ahead pat yourself on the back. Mission Accomplished. “Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107:8 (KJV).
1. Proverbs 3:5,6
2. Jeremiah 29:11
3. Psalm 61:8
4. Psalm 107:8
Take care until………and God Bless ya
Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.