From SMART to FINISH…likely, if you don’t “start smart,’ then you won’t be in finish lane.
From the very beginning…if we don’t plan well, thoroughly, and “smart,” then, the odds are against our finishing in the win column. I call it…POA. Plan Of Action. Our ‘plan’ must be a sophisticated, line-by-line, thought-by-thought…and intricately executed.
A good plan has all assignments well thought out, properly organized, and smartly executed. We have to be “smart-to-finish.” Are there exceptions? There are exceptions to everything. Take Donald Trump… for an example. I doubt that he ever really “had a plan.” And if he did…it wasn’t smartly executed. How will he FINISH? I don’t know the answer to that, but it’s safe to say…he’s changed American politics. Good plans aside… When have we last seen the “Un-common-man be an inspiration to the Common-man?”
Sure, one might say…but…look where he’s at…look at what he’s done. My answer to that would be: Mr. Trump has “a way about him,” that attract the common man…. The common denominator. Think back… he could have left a few of his choice words, expressions, and opinions out of his remarks, and he would have served his purpose equally as well without “offending” so many in the process. He means well, I believe, but has a “way of saying it,” that could be modified to achieve… not only his intended purpose (if he knew what that was), but even accomplishing more.
Part of Trump’s “POA” should have included a plan on “how to take the “Sharpened-edge” off of everything you say. Mr. Trump is used to calling “all the shots,” and answering to “no one.” In the case of running for President of the USA… he MUST answer to the “voter.” Sort of speaking… the voter is his “board of directors.” Mr. Trump is not used to answering to “anyone.”
Tell me…what kind of “Plan-Of–Action” did Mr. Trump have when he started talking about the Bible… Faith…Women, and Abortion? You can’t “make-it-up-as-you-go-along.” You have to have a PLAN…a POA. Did Mr. Trump have a POA when he went on the air with Chris Matthews? Very doubtful.
Remember Sarah Palin….no POA…well, she did have a few notes written on the palm of her hand. All I’m saying is that a “little bit of a ‘spit-shine’ will go a long way.” Meaning…Trump just needs to “polish up his act.” And, and POA is the “spit.”
So it is with anything we encounter in life… be it…politics, work/career, sports/social…or, family and spiritual. We “still need a POA.” We will not go to the ‘promised land’ by accident. Sure…Jesus Christ died for our sins… but once ‘saved’…what we do next… decides the outcome. Do we follow our instincts…do things “off the cuff,” or do we go by a “plan of salvation.” If one thinks that a “plan” is not necessary…then tell me…why does God have “a plan for us?” We’re told in Jeremiah 29:11, very clearly… “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” If God has a “plan,” then surely… we NEED a plan…a POA.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.” And we can pray also… “Oh God, I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died on the Cross for my sins. I accept Him as my Savior. Thank You, God, for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation, the resurrection of Jesus, and everlasting life. Amen.
God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
In Matthew 12:37, Jesus puts any thought of justification by faith alone to rest: “. . . for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
So… to Mr. Trump, and to those others who “talk without thought” …. You would be wise to be “Smart to Finish,” and to have a POA… a Plan-Of-Action.” …Blessings…cjlb…4/2/16.