Saturday, October 3, 2009

Planning For Victory

Will your family impact the kingdom of God?

Will your children serve the LORD faithfully with their lives?

Will the legacy you leave be remembered for generations to come?

Without a strategic plan to accomplish any of these endeavors, we can ALL safely assume that the answer to these questions will be a resounding NO!

We needn't fear however, since we serve a mighty God. We serve a God who has called us to leave a legacy of multi-generational faithfulness, and because He called us to this, He has also provided the means to accomplish this.

It begins with us, as Men and as Leaders, making decisions that are in keeping with the objectives of the mission. We must weigh every decision carefully, seek godly counsel from our wives and others, and not be too ashamed to repent and undo what was done in haste or selfish ambition. When our families see us leading in a way that honors the LORD, they will be more inclined to do the same.

We must also articulate to our families what we believe the LORD desires our family to accomplish and be involved in. What family goals do we have for each year as it approaches? What family ministries is your family involved in, or what family ministry might your family begin? It's not hard to have a ministry for each member of the household; Mom has hers; Dad has his; teens have theirs; and so on, but how about doing something that unites the whole family with a common vision; moving toward a common goal. Now that takes ambition; that takes a Leader!

So what's your plan for victory? How many generations are included in your plan? Is it one that requires you to Lead or Observe? Don't be passive on this one Men; the stakes are too high, and the stakes are too eternal!