Every start of the year, a business unit head usually holds a meeting to present the 90 day, 1 year, 3 year and 10 year plan to the whole organization. This is for all the members of the team to get a clear picture of the direction of the company and what is expected from each one.
This particular year, I presented what we have accomplished last 2020 and where we want to go this 2021. I ended the presentation reminding my team that while I trust in our capabilities, the most important thing that we must do is to ask God to bless our plans and then offer our best work to Him.
When we ask God to steer us in the right direction, which is not a one-time conversation with Him, but a series of committed prayer or listening time, there is peace and that extra boost of confidence. That will help us sail through the rough times, and help us to be humble and even more dependent on Him in good times.
Most plans fail, but God does not. No risk mitigation planning could have prepared us from the pandemic that has started last year. It has upended all normal routines in our lives and remains a threat to our health, ministries and source of income. While it is not an experience we will be glad to look back on and cherish few years from now, this extraordinary time has shown us that even the grandest of plans can fail. It is only God who can bring our vision into fruition – if He wills it.