Updated: Jan 20
I’m a big planner. Heck, I planned my wedding! My wife would disagree, but I pretty much planned the whole thing out 🙂
When it comes to my business, I’m big on planning as well. Because of my education at Cornell University and the skills I learned in creating a business plan, I’ve always been one to write out where I want my businesses to go.
Creating a plan (not the perfect plan) was essential to my business growth. The plan didn’t need to be perfect, and things always changed, but there needed to be a vision of the strategic plan.
But if we’ll admit it, it’s not our natural inclination to plan. No, we want to charge forth right ahead into the battle.
You and I both know it’s not the right thing to do, but we do it anyway.
Some of us have ZERO plans written down for business growth. We either are too lazy to make a plan, we don’t know how to make a plan because we all didn’t go to Cornell (that’s no excuse), or we have “faith” that God will make a way and we just need to follow it.
Some of us have a plan, but we’re the only ones that know it! The plan can’t come fully from you (the leader) and it can’t be only in your head.
Others of us have too many plans! Or the plans aren’t “perfect” so we never go forward.
But God shows us that preparation is key to entering your strategic growth plan that he has for you.
Today I’m going to show you 3 reasons why we should be planning our business’s strategic growth.
At the beginning of Joshua 2, we find Joshua sending out spies into the land.
"Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” (Joshua 2:1)
Us entrepreneurs might wonder, why Joshua sent out the spies. If he was really trusting God, was this necessary? Didn’t God promise success? Why didn’t he just go in step-by-step slowly and cautiously following God? After all, God would fight this battle, right?
I think we can learn 3 things for Godpreneurs needing to plan.