PLAN A, or PLAN B? Here’s my question…when laying out your POA (Plan-Of-Action), should you have a plan A, and B, and maybe, even, Plan C? Or, should Plan A suffice? If we’re building a house, we only need one plan. If we’re selling new cars, maybe we need a number of different sales plans. If we’re getting married, we surely only need one plan. As for cars…do we have too many style choices (or plans?) to choose from? Remember the Model A, the Model T? Henry Ford had very limited choices, and no options, and only one color. Certainly there is a time to have a back-up plan in business planning and strategy, but when and why, and under what conditions is a secondary plan advisable? You note that Yahoo! had a back-up plan when selecting their new CEO, Melissa Meyer, over the Intrim CEO. Throughout the Bible, God offers only one choice. He provides only Plan A. He doesn’t want to confuse us, obviously. John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, but through Me.” Notice that Jesus Himself said this, and not merely His followers. Jesus Christ Himself proclaimed that He is the only way to God. In John 10:9, Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he shall be saved.” What do you think? Do you need more than one plan? cjlb…8/26/13
PHOTO CREDIT: The Burning Bush – Should I stop my car, and put the fire out? Yet another decision. Photo by: CJLB (that would be me).