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Plan Ahead

Always Plan Ahead

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

Do not be caught up of anything by surprise everything needs awareness. The Bible makes it clear that it is wise to work hard and plan ahead for the future.  Don’t get caught unaware because you failed to plan ahead.  If you plan for an early retirement, you have to prepare the things you need, like retirement savings, place where you want to retire, things you want to do.  Discuss 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 shower, clothes to wear, a quick cup of coffee in the morning, fighting rush hour traffic and the habit of looking often on 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.

Retired person should not be engaged on investment that do not have control and the money is very attractive to conman that will promise you heaven when actually is offering you hell. Money has a magnetizing power that attracts distant family that suddenly become too close for comfort. You made yourself a big favor when you plan everything ahead of time and the Bible has many written advice that we should reference it with. It is like a love letter to us to cherish it, consult in it, and be guided with it.

Young and old the Holy Spirit is within everyone that God anointed. Jesus said that He will never reject anyone that the Father has given him. So believe in Jesus the 2nd and last Adam and have eternal life. The presence of the Holy Spirit in our life must not be ignored, must be enjoyed and be 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, no overseer or ruler,yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

Proverbs 16: 9 In their hearts humans plan their course,  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 make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house.

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