It’s usually easy to come up with a plan. I personally love developing plans because I am a visionary by nature.
Plans are necessary if you have a goal and want to obtain it whether it be:
- A Budget
- A Diet Plan
- A Business Plan
- Chore Charts
- Lesson Plans
- Bible Reading Plan
- Menu Plan
- Gardening and Canning Your Harvest
- Taking Care of Orphans
and so on…
the part where you roll up your sleeves…
and you start chiseling away at your plan…
it is usually dirty work, painful work, but necessary work.
This is the nitty-gritty of life.
This separates the dreamers from the doers, the idealist from the realist.
It’s great to dream, it’s great to plan, but if you do not get up and start working the plan you will find yourself accomplishing a whole lot of nothing.
I cheat on my diet occasionally, but at least I have a goal I am sloooowly working towards and not just sitting with Little Debbie every day (actually Little Debbie is NOT welcome in my house because she does not play nice).
We have a family chore chart hanging, we follow it the best we can…never perfectly, but at least everyone knows what is expected of them each day.
My lesson plans really look good on paper, but it rarely works out as I planned, but at least I know what direction we are heading in…we get there each quarter, each semester.
Our garden doesn’t look anything like I envisioned it to, but we are reaping some harvest! It’s better than last year’s, and maybe next year it will be even better! Gardening is hard work but the flavor of the food is so much better than store bought!
God has brought our desire to care for orphans to pass. This is HARD work, maybe a bit
harder more complicated than we thought it would be, but we’re not quitters. We know the tasks set before us as a family, is an important one, an eternal one.
Family life makes for great pictures, but unless you are serious about the relationships in your family and all the behind the scenes loving and training then it is all in vain.
You may dream of being:
- a missionary
- a mommy
- a successful business owner
The point is we can make anything look good on paper…
or a computer screen (especially with a good photo editing program),
but unless you are willing to carry out the details,
the daily hard work to get it done,
then you are nothing more than a dreamer!
Don’t waste your life dreaming and planing…be a doer!
This does not mean that every plan will succeed, many won’t, but at least you are moving…learning…DOING!
So often it is what is learned on the journey that is more valuable than the destination!