“A mother bird does not begin building her nest on the day she’s in labor.” This Nigerian proverb restates Confucius: “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” Every great thing requires a plan and good planning, a goal (where we want to go) and concrete strategies (how to get there). Even an omniscient God plans. He had a plan for Creation, a plan of salvation, and a plan for our lives (Genesis 1 & 2; Galatians 4:4; 1 Peter 1:18-21; Ephesians 2:10; Jeremiah 29:11). To fail to plan, is to plan to fail. It’s “like leaping off a precipice & trying to knit yourself a parachute on the way down” (Kelli Jae Baeli). Plan ahead! Like the mother bird, build your nest before your labor pains begin.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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