The Message

Plan Ahead

Always Plan Ahead

If you plan to have a big family, you must plan before you get older and give less time to your family. “Better late than never” is not applicable when planning a big family. If you are already old, how can you enjoy your big family? How can your family enjoy you? Age matters to having a successful plan. The younger, the better; it gives you much time to adjust. The earliest time to plan is when you think of it. Most planning for a better life involves financial awareness, the dos and don’ts of expenditures must be fully considered, and knowledge in applying the needs over the wants approach.

Do not be caught up in anything by surprise. Everything needs awareness. The Bible clarifies that working hard and planning for the future is wise. Don’t get caught unaware because you failed to plan. If you plan for early retirement, you must prepare what you need, like retirement savings, where you want to retire, and what you want to do. Discuss your retirement plan with your family. Retirement is a new beginning in our life. The stress that we are getting from work,  the daily routine like getting up early, taking a shower, clothes to wear, a quick cup of coffee in the morning, fighting rush hour traffic, and the habit of often looking at your watch if you can make it on time is an added stress to our life, which all of these will be put into rest when we retire.

A retired person should not be engaged in investments that do not have control, and the money is beautiful to a con man who will promise you heaven when he is offering you hell. Money has a magnetizing power that attracts distant families that suddenly become too close for comfort. You do yourself a big favor when you plan everything ahead of time, and the Bible has many written pieces of advice that we should reference. It is like a love letter to us to cherish it, consult in it, and be guided by it.

The Holy Spirit is within everyone God anointed, young and old. Jesus said He would never reject anyone the Father gave him. So believe in Jesus, the second and last Adam, and have eternal life. The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives must not be ignored or enjoyed, and we are thankful for His guidance and protection.

Enjoy and be blessed while reading the word of God:

Proverbs 13:16: A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it!

Luke 14:28-30 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?”

Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, you sluggard;  consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, overseer, or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

Proverbs 16 9 humans plan their course in their hearts,  but the LORD establishes their steps.

Proverbs 27:23: Be diligent to know the state of your flocks and attend to your herds.

Proverbs 14:29 He who is impulsive exalts folly.

Proverbs 24:27 Prepare your work outside and prepare it for yourself in the field; afterward, build your house.

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