Updated: Apr 9
When was the last time you made plans and discovered that it was not like you thought it would be?
I just finished a conversation with an experienced and dedicated leader in training and leadership for over 30 years. She asks herself what is happening that X, Y, and Z plans are not rendering fruition? They are not resulting as she thought would transpire. Her disappointment led her to doubt her abilities as a leader and trainer.
Now my question is:
What has your plan not resulted as you expected?
What are the reasons your goals are not rendering fruition?
What did your Mentor or Coach discuss with you about your plans?
Now I will share food for thought. What are the following words telling you?
"There are many plans in a man’s heart, but Yahweh’s counsel will prevail" Proverbs 19:21.
“A man’s steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?” Proverbs 20:24
“Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself. It is not in man who walks to direct his steps. Yahweh, correct me, but gently; not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.” Jeremiah 10:23-24
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says Yahweh, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Ok, any thoughts? Imagine conversing with your Creator, God, about what you just read. Take with you a device to write or jot a few notes. Outline your questions as you prepare for a meeting with your Mentor or Coach.
Now, lay them on your desk and have a meeting with God. Ask Him for His plans for you. Pray to Him if you have not been in connection with Him in a while. How? I will suggest you a few steps.
The first step - disclose to God what has been in your heart to cause that wedge in your relationship.
Second, continue to communicate with Him using the Bible. If you don’t have one, you can access the Bible app on your cell phone, and it has different versions. It can help you with the task. Or access one on the website of Bible Gateway.com. These days, it is the perfect alternative and practical for those who prefer technology and do not carry a book. Engage by praying- by the way, it is like talking to a friend you respect. The ideal posture is to imagine yourself in front of a person you admire and appreciate. Then, present all your questions with care. If you have pain, do not hide it. God is all-knowing and delights when we come to Him with an attitude of authenticity and respect. I have done it, resulting in lightness in the heart and mind. You will feel more peace and joy.
Third, if you have a Mentor or Coach, ask when they can meet with you. Present them your concerns. If not, find one, and I am sharing our website with you for those purposes. Here is the contact address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth, come back for another meeting with God and write all the positive thoughts and ideas that may be surrounding you as you first start this process. The unfavorable, opposing views, opinions, and ideas that pop up in your mind most likely are not from God. He loves everyone, including the hideous villain by our human standards.
I hope these steps can assist you with your new productive path and activities, and I anticipate you can start to apply them as you advance with your new plans. If you do not know how to start, contact us at email@example.com. We are here to assist you joyfully in building your new projects.
Respectfully, María Díaz.
The scriptures are from the World English Bible 2020 edition, Public Domain.