Don’t Allow your Backup Plan to Erase Your Potential

As the cliché says, failing to plan is planning to fail, but sometimes you backup/replacement plan erases your potential. Let me explain how:

Jeremiah 29:11, NIV “11 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.”

  • How many of us, when we pursue the desires of our heart, petition God to direct and lead us?
  • How many of us ask Him, “is this your desire or mine”?
  • How many of us are praying for God’s desires to be fulfilled in our lives?
  • As you go through trials, do you encourage yourself with the Word of God, confident that He is holding your hand and there are blessings awaiting you at the end?

Real Talk: most of us rest secure in the fact that we are His children and every desire we have automatically comes from Him. Any good thing that we pursue, we believe He will bless along with our Plan B, C, etc. When failure seems to be imminent, we fervently pray, believing He will bail us out. Here is the problem:

             Your planning system could be overriding the plans of God.

Think this is far-fetched? How many “good ideas” have you had, including backup plans, you now regret? Do you remember being so sure about that thing, only to reflect and ask, “What was I thinking”?!! Nothing is wrong with planning; the Bible encourages us to do so.But if your plans do not align with the will of God, you may accomplish a lot of wonderful things, but you will never have the expected end that He desires for you. God forbid!

This week, seek God and ask for His guidance so you can fulfill His plans for your life. Alignment is everything!

Jeremiah 29:11, NIV “11 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.”

–Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC

"It's never too late to edit your life and I can help!"

*28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him
Luke 14:28-29, KJV

Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru

Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru, is the CEO of Fruition Publishing Concierge Services, where she offers author consultation, writing coaching and publishing services to help people share their story with the masses. As a childhood abuse survivor, she is on a mission to reverse the damage of abuse by encouraging survivors to write and publish their stories in order to pay it forward and create a circle of healing. Alesha is an Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Authors Consultant, and Transformational Speaker who encourages audiences by igniting the fire within and helping them take center stage. With comprehensive, simple techniques and words of inspiration, Alesha helps the old and young alike, grab ahold of their dreams while identifying the roots of their unhappiness and those things that hold them back. A humorist and gifted speaker, Alesha Brown delivers entertaining, engaging presentations with thought-provoking exercises and vivid illustrations to connect with an audience.

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