Friday, December 2, 2022

The Plague Of Being Vague – What do I do after the altar?

 

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By Steve Hobbins

So you made a life-changing decision at camp. You’re going to do better! Great! but how are you going to do better?

Some of the best decisions have failed because people have no plan for accomplishing what they need to accomplish. Don’t succumb to “The Plague of Being Vague”

Judges 5:“15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart. 16 Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.”

Don’t just have a searching of the heart. Ask yourself the following questions:

1. What specifically did the Lord speak to me about?

2. What specifically do I want to accomplish?

3. What specific path will I use to accomplish this?

4. Where would someone on this path end up?

5. Is this any different from what I’ve done?

6. Does this plan depend on my own will-power (the flesh) for success?

7. How will I keep myself accountable? Write it down. Keep it in front of myself.

8. Do I have smaller incremental goals?

9. When am I going to do this?

10. Have I been specific enough to know when I will have accomplished this?

11. Have I made my decision public?

12. When in the future will I check on this to evaluate my progress?

by Steve Hobbins

Original article can be found at http://pastorhobbins.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/the-plague-of-being-vague-what-do-i-do-after-the-altar/

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