The plan for the “Big Celebration” is coming together, but it seems like it is far from perfect. “T’s” not crossed, “i’s” not dotted, “details” not “detailed” enough to give me a sense of comfort heading into one of the “Biggest Days” in the life of LifeSpring. Volunteers are starting to step forward, excitement is building, but what about our plan.
We’ve prayed over it, we’ve revised it, we’ve poked holes in it and it still floats…but it’s not perfect. …It’s a good plan for sure…but perfect? No way. THE PLAN IS NOT PERFECT
Then I saw this quote by George S. Patton, U.S. General 1885-1945 (man, God is really using the quotes of others for me to hear his voice)…
“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week”
Now I am not big on the word “violently” that Patton uses here, but I do believe other words could be used that apply to us as Christians. How about…
“A good plan, COMPASSIONATELY executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week
“A good plan, LOVINGLY executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week”
We HAVE a good plan. I believe that God has been a part of the development of the plan. We have good people to follow the plan.
Now we must COMPASSIONATELY and LOVINGLY execute this good plan NOW, loving and serving those we invite as Jesus does for us.
Yea, there is a perfect plan that could develop next week…but this good plan that we have right now, with the Perfect Savior leading us, will do just fine!