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And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:12 In Strategic Planning we are setting a course for the expected end, the fulfillment of the promises of God for our lives. We have no assurance that what we plan will pan out the way we suspect, but nevertheless we plan to move and advance forward in what should be for our lives. The well-lived and joy filled life promised by God is God’s gift to us and thus as we seek to be in tune with Him and plan accordingly; it is God who shall bring it to pass. Therefore, every step of the way we are looking for, seeking God’s presence, a sense of the right direction to flow and a

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Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3 God has a plan and purpose for your life and as you are in tune with God’s will you are blessed with the abundance of God’s promises realized in your life. Being in tune with God provides insight and wisdom to chart the course, Strategically Plan a well-lived and joy filled life. It is God’s Word that illuminates your way and charts the course for the promises of God being realized in your life. God’s course is in pursuit of Him and in His presence we find the fullness of joy, the realization of life and life more abundantly.

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Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:5 Strategic Planning allows for you and I to move at a pace that does not force us into short-term thinking but keeps us in pace with the long-term goal. Often we find ourselves in missteps and difficult situations because we have not thought through our decisions. There is nothing like chaos and confusion to force us into what appears corners and thus making quick decisions that does not allow for us to think our way through appropriately. Avoid short-term thinking by including in your right now decisions long term impact. Think and act in moderation that provides flexibility toward the expected end, the well-

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Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Revelation 3:11 The objective of our Strategic Planning is to holdfast to our course of activity that produces that which should be for our lives, the well-lived and joy filled life promised by God. Life brings about all kinds of twists and turns, some we can predict yet others are confounding, nevertheless, we have God who will not forsake or leave us. God’s presence in and through our lives does not eliminate life’s difficulties and obstacles but enriches them to work for our good. It is God’s presence with us that empowers us to advance and press regardless of what life may bring. Holdfast to your prom

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Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12 The reality of life is that over and over again we are tempted. The temptations of life are a result of the war that exists within, the struggle between our flesh and the Spirit of God that dwells inside of us. The flesh resists the leading and guiding, the unction of The Holy Ghost, to flow in the promises of God for our lives. No matter how much we believe what should be for our life, the flesh which represents our own will and desires, is made uncomfortable and struggle against what should be as promised. We tend to think

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Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10 Strategic Planning for our well-lived and joy filled life provides you the opportunity to stay on track, focused on your expected end. Your expected end is that which should be for your life. Know that life will not always cooperate with you and you are bound to make decisions that in the moment may feel good but in the long term will not be good to get you where you should be. Therefore, think ahead so that you can remain faithful to that whic

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For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Hebrews 12:3 The challenge of each of us as believers, promise promoters of life and life more abundantly, is that we through the process of our building out a well-lived and joy filled life, we are witnesses, role models. Our ability and capacity to work our way through the vicissitudes of life, Strategically Plan for our life and life more abundantly, is a witness that what we believe should be can be. Your actions as ordered by God, your life example, illuminates a path, present opportunities and possibilities for others to enjoy a well-lived and joy filled life. The

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For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. Hebrews 10:36 An essential component to building out a well-lived and joy filled life is found not only in your triumphs or failures, but also in your endurance. The endurance through the process builds patience and thus faith and faith produces a greater hope, expectation for the life and life more abundantly promised. Believing God through the process exposes and reveals God to and for you and in doing so your faith is strengthened and expanded. You and I, even as we Strategically Plan for our well-lived and joy filled life, will have periods of time in which we are challenged to believ

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But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:13 Strategic Planning for your life and life more abundantly is a vehicle in which you can utilize to assist in enduring the journey toward your promise. The promise of a well-lived and joy filled life is ours but it takes work on our part to press forward and upward to the promise. Everything along our path may not agree and if it does, often it comes with additional struggles to bring out the best in us, and for things to work together for the good. It is in the moments of us not knowing how things will work out or even if they will in which we will need to endure. Enduring sometimes means just believing and lat

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Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. I Corinthians 15:58 The purpose of Strategic Planning is not that your journey will be perfect but instead well thought out in order to support and reinforce your commitment to bringing to pass that which should be, your life and life more abundantly. To build out a well-lived and joy filled life despite and in spite of the obstacles and difficulties life brings one has to be committed to what should be in the face of the pressure to give in to what is. Often as we pursue that which we believe should be, the timing and frust

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And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 Strategic Planning is an opportunity for us to consider our entire life and how we can better balance it for the purposes of enjoying life and life more abundantly. It is not God’s desire that we be out of balance; only doing and enjoying what we believe are religious or spiritual things related to the church, all things are of God. Our witness of God and His power and love to all humankind is revealed in our everyday walking around life and showcases the wonderful and fruitful relationship with God for the full enjoyment of life. In addition, as we are out of tune with the well-lived an

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Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Ephesians 4:26-28 Strategic Planning involves seeing your journey to your expected end as a balance act of all the things that life brings and demands. The balance struck between living a well-lived and joy filled life is a well thought out plan to ensure that each part is engaged and fulfilled. To balance your life one must deal head on with the issues you face. Some issues that come to our life do make us angry and God has allowed us to

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Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. I Thessalonians 5:11 Building out your well-lived and joy filled life is not dependent upon you alone. God has caused people, places, and things to cross our path that are intentional for our living in our life and life more abundantly. You do not have to do it alone; God has provided additional support and assistance for you to live in your promises. Strategically Plan for the various resources, including human, that God is making available to you. Be in tune with God and discern the things around you God have caused to be in your space for your development and maturity in His promises. God is up to somet

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Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. II Thessalonians 3:12-13 The issue all of us face in life is how to balance all the components of our life for our promised life and life more abundantly. Often when one aspect of our life, whether our health, work, play, or love life is out of whack it effects all parts of our life. To ensure that you have balance in each part it demands our building out a well-lived and joy filled life that is balanced. To balance requires Strategic Planning with all parts in mind. God has not promised you life and life more abundan

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Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Isaiah 46:10-11 Strategic Planning is not an assurance that you will not have difficulties or obstacles to building out your well-lived and joy filled life. Strategic Planning allows for you to think ahead so as to be prepared and equipped to handle life’s difficulties and obstacles. God never promised us no conflict but what He commanded for our lives

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God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:19 We can Strategically Plan for our well-lived and joy filled life because God is faithful. If there is anything we can count on that will never fail it is God. God’s faithfulness is the fuel for the fulfillment of purpose, promise for our lives. Therefore, we can move and flow in life and the things of life with an assurance that God is with us and will be faithful to what He has declared for our lives. Even though you may not understand the how or even see the possibility of fulfillment of your life and

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And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands. Genesis 41:54-57 Strategic Planning is necessary to navigate the difficulties that life will surely b

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And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. Genesis 41:25 Strategic Planning hinges on your relationship with God. God will show you exactly what He will do, giving you insight and wisdom to walk in His ordered steps. God has commanded all of creation to support your well-lived and joy filled life, therefore it is up to you and I to strategically move and flow in and through the journey of life. It is not promised that there will be no suffering or difficulty but what is promised is life and life more abundantly through and in our sufferings and difficulties, it is the mystery of our faith. Focus on God and not on the obstacl

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The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Psalm 37:23-26 God has commanded, ordered our life and life more abundantly. God as the Creator of all things and the author and finisher of our faith, what we believe, challenges, you and I, to live in that which He have commanded. To live in what God ordered we must take up the actions and activity that builds out our well-lived and joy filled lives. Go

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And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even? And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God: When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and

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