7 Reasons Plans Without Action Is Wasting Time - Outline

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Action # 1     Think about something. . .good.

Proverbs 23:7

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . .”

Philippians 4:8 AMP

“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].”

Numbers 13:30 AMP

“Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once and possess it; we are well able to conquer it.”.

Joshua 14:11

"Here I am this day, eighty-five years old. As yet I am as strong this day as I was on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war.”

Action # 2     Pray early, often and successfully.

Mark 1:35

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”

Luke 5:16

“And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.”

Luke 22:31-32 AMP

“Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain,

But I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

Isaiah 40:31AMP

“But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.”

Job 42:10 AMP

“And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

Action # 3     Plan your goals.

Isaiah 25:1 NIV

“[Praise to the LORD] O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.”

Proverbs 16:3 AMP

“Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.”

Proverbs 19:21

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that will prevail.”

Psalm 20:4 NLT

“May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.”

Proverbs 15:22

“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.” 

I feel led to ask seven questions that can change our lives.

1.    Do you have a God-given plan for your life?  If yes, what is your plan?  If no, seek God in prayer for He is anxious to reveal His plan for you.

2.    Have you shared this plan with your spouse, or if you are single, with your prayer partner or pastor or spiritual mentor?

3.    What would you like to accomplish in the next twelve months in these six major areas of your life?  (Spiritual, Family, Financial, Mental, Physical and Social)

4.    Do you have a written plan with a specific timetable on how you can fulfill your plans in the six major areas of your life?

5.    What would you like to accomplish in the next five years in each of the six major areas of your life?

6.    What additional skills, abilities, and information will you need to achieve these plans?

7.    Do you have a list of the places you could go, the people you could see, and the sources you could use to help gain the new information, skills, and abilities you need to complete your plans?

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

“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.”

Action # 4     Faithful To Your Creator.

1 Corinthians 1:9 NLT

“God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Being faithful is a choice.

Psalm 119:30 NLT

“I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations.”

1 Samuel 2:35 NLT

“Then I will raise up a faithful priest who will serve me and do what I desire. I will establish his family, and they will be priests to my anointed kings forever.

2 Kings 20:3 NLT

“Remember, O Lord, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” Then he broke down and wept bitterly.”

Isaiah 38:3 NLT

Remember, O Lord, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” Then he broke down and wept bitterly.”

Nehemiah 9:8 NLT

“When he had proved himself faithful, you made a covenant with him to give him and his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites, and Girgashites. And you have done what you promised, for you are always true to your word.”

2 Chronicles 31:20-21 AMP

“Hezekiah did this throughout all Judah, and he did what was good, right, and faithful before the Lord his God.  And every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in keeping with the law and the commandments to seek his God [inquiring of and yearning for Him], he did with all his heart, and he prospered.”

2 John 1:8 MSG

“And be very careful around them so you don't lose out on what we've worked so diligently in together; I want you to get every reward you have coming to you. Anyone who gets so progressive in his thinking that he walks out on the teaching of Christ, walks out on God. But whoever stays with the teaching, stays faithful to both the Father and the Son.”

Action # 5     Continually research, refine and re-direct your efforts.

Joshua 6:25  NIV

“But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho--and she lives among the Israelites to this day.”

Hebrews 11:31 NIV

“By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.”

Here are life-changing turnaround facts we recognize about Rahab.

1.         Rahab recognized the true God and took Him for her own.

2.         She was a woman of courage even in the face of fear.  She faced the king’s men.

3.         Rahab was loyal to Israel.

4.         She was faithful to her word.

5.         Rahab risked her life. . .for the lives of her family.

6.         Her faithfulness led her to become mother to Boaz and great-grandmother to King David as well as being in the direct lineage of Jesus.

7.         Rahab earned mention in the Faith Hall of Fame (Hebrews 11:31).

Action # 6     Count The Costs.

Luke 14:28-30 NLT

“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’”

Philippians 1:6 NLT

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

Action # 7     Never Take “No” For An Answer

Luke 11:8-9 NLT

“But I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.  And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”

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