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#‎BGIM‬ Christmas 🎄 Came Early Edition II- DON’T JUST PLAN, TAKE ACTIONS

DON’T JUST PLAN, TAKE ACTIONS

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After letting us know why we need to PLAN BETTER and how to do it in Edition I, I tell you that it is not enough just to plan.

You need to TAKE ACTION.
I repeat TAKE ACTION.

For it is said that ‘A DROP of action is worth MORE than an OCEAN of intentions/plans‘.

Small action>>>Best Plan without Action

So after all the better planning, you need to take the NECESSARY actions to bring all those wonderful plans into fruition otherwise your life, programmes, events and the like would be JUST AS when you didn’t plan better. Known as BACK to Square 1.

TIMELINES are very essential and must be MET because they help you monitor the progress of preparation or progress of work. So you know whether you have to make EXTRA effort when you realize you’re lagging behind in the OVERALL Timeline.

Also, make it a conscious effort to update everyone concerned about the PROGRESS being made because even when you’re ON COURSE, it motivates others to keep to the Schedule and put in it the Remaining Effort required to beat the Final Timeline/Deadline so that we can all walk CHEST-OUT for the good work done.

Don’t LEAVE anything out. I mean anything out not even a pin that might be required. If you are organizing a Prayer 🙏 Meeting say on a Friday Night, make sure after all top level planning and action concerning Speaker, Instruments, Publicity and the like, don’t forget to buy bags of sachet water for the members/congregation far before the meeting starts. I guess you know after praying for a while, the members would require water so as to CARRY ON.
So DON’T say “Oh, there’s a store close by to the church , so you WOULD buy some when you get there”. What if there’s been lights out aka DUMSOR there the whole day or the shop/store wasn’t opened that evening.

Yes, so you see 👀, you have take action on everything. And EVERYTHING means EVERYTHING, including ALL leaving NOTHING behind.

So as i said, it’s time we add ACTIONS to all our Plans.

Edition II Signing Out here for Edition III to start loading 🔃.

Plans+Actions=Tremendous SUCCESS

#BGIM X’mas 🎅 Came Early
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#‎BGIM‬ Christmas 🎄 Came EARLY Edition I- IT’S TIME to PLAN BETTER

#‎BGIM‬ Christmas 🎄 Came EARLY Edition I

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Yesterday’s weekly #BGIM (Bless God It’s Monday) wasn’t released as always although one very good follower requested for it by 8am in the morning.
The Editorial Committee meanwhile had quite some SPECIAL plans for Christmas 🎄 albeit also wanting to prepare everyone for the Christmas 🎄 festivities with 4 Editions before 2015 ends since we were left with 2 Mondays excluding the Monday of the Christmas 🎄 week.

So, we are releasing 4 Critical Editions of #BGIM this week for every working day, (though it isn’t Monday) but with the idea 💡 to help us have a memorable and fruitful Christmas 🎄 season.

#BGIM Xmas 🎅 Edition I

IT’S TIME to PLAN BETTER

It is said that “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail“. So because of that almost everybody plans in one way or the other for him not to fail, though the plans may not be concrete, written down 📝 or exhaustive. At least a short concise plan at worst in the person’s head is something to start 🏁 with.

So we agree everyone in their own small way PLANS in one way or the other but today I admonish us all to

PLAN BETTER.

What do I mean by Plan Better?
Let me give you a very key 🔑 reflection I have realised this year 2015.
Looking 👀 at the way certain crucial programmes/events I was involved in at the church , work 🏢 or family 👪 level DIDN’T turn up 👆 so well in 2014 all due to INADEQUATE Planning, I resolved that I along with anybody I worked with in this year would plan things BETTER this year and a Ghanaian would say “OYIWAA!!!” (Truly) and Archimedes, the Great Scientist would exclaim “EUREKA!!!“, the results have been TREMENDOUS.
Almost anyone who I worked with in both years during his reflection of 2015 would surely see that THAT has been the key 🔑 to our MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT over the past 365 days, all to the Glory of God’s Holy Name.

Better Planning TIPS include
~When you know you have a TASK to accomplish, have a very CLEAR plan down 👇 taking into consideration any UNFORESEEN happenings.

~As much as possible, WRITE it DOWN 📝 clearly so that your mind naturally has something it is consciously working towards, avoid forgetfulness of the full details and most importantly OTHERS can also look at it and run 🏃 along with you (Habakkuk 2:2).

~Make sure everyone on the team or anyone concerned is ADEQUATELY Informed of the plan and most importantly informed ON TIME.
NO DELAY in relaying the Info.

~Make sure every BACKGROUND info is adequately sought for 🔍.
As Mrs. Joyce Aryee, Ghana’s first woman Chair of the Chamber of Mines, would say if you INVITE a Speaker/Personality to grace an occasion for you, it is not when the person comes to sit down 👇 BEFORE you ask the person to write a SHORT Introduction about him/herself. You SHOULD have done this long before he/she came. Same as if you want to interview a noble personality for your paper, magazine or tv 📺 show, it is NOT on the day of the Interview that you begin asking him/her for directions to his house 🏠 or workplace.

Therefore if you go for a meeting and you KNOW you would Discuss something not everyone can talk about ON THE GO, send out the Agenda ahead of time and most importantly TASK one team member to ENLIGHTEN himself well enough on the issue before the meeting commences so that it would ensure for the EASY Facilitation of the meeting. E.g. Someone can check on the various bus 🚌 prices 💵 if a TRIP would be discussed in the meeting same as another person researching on the RECENTLY Occurring Ailments in your community or nation if a HEALTH Outreach would be discussed in the meeting.

So with these few but vital tips, I hope we can NOW PLAN BETTER cos the difference between your friend’s programme that went on Smoothly and yours was his BETTER Planning.

#BGIM Christmas 🎄 Came Early Edition I

Watch out for edition II tomorrow.

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The CHARACTER of CHRIST is the FRUIT of the Spirit

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But the FRUIT of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV)

As for the Fruit of the Spirit enlisted Above, I am sure most of us can Rattle it off head and better still explain what EACH of the Nine Divisions/Parts mean and how to DETECT it even as well. But the question I ask on this Sunday morning as most of us would be heading to church is,

Do We BEAR the FRUIT of the SPIRIT at all?

We FORGET that the early disciples bore certain PECULIAR Fruits for which they were TAGGED as CHRISTIANS, meaning Christ-LIKE. Because their lives in totality resembled that of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, hence they were NAMED Christians. So the next question I ask we, the Christians of Today, I mean ALL of us from Pastors along with all other Ministers to MEMBERS is

Are the lives we live and portray to the world worthy of we still being called Christians?

Or like the Judicial Staff implicated in the Anas Exposé in Ghana, are we supposed to be taken out of our OFFICE as a CHRISTIANS? Which implies, we shouldn’t be called a Christian again?

ANSWER for yourself.
And also ASK your fellow church MEMBER when you get to church today?

I hope this story would inspire you to hold on faithfully  to your Tag as a Christian or most importantly reclaim that Tag forever.

At the just ended Reinhard Bonnke Crusade 2015 at Ashaiman and Tema, Ghana, the following day after the Final Day of the Crusade, when Dismantling & Cleaning works began, more hands were needed to accomplish the task. Fortunately or unfortunately for one gentleman who came to work wholeheartedly, for which everyone on site could attest to, his name wasn’t written down  on the Official List of workers for that day, meaning if anything was supposed to be given to those working on Site that day, he would be excluded. Thanks be to God, one other gentleman who due to his work during the Crusade had an Official Tag (for before, during and after the Crusade) realising the Situation decided that he would hand over his TAG to him, so that he would go home for that day and respond to other assignments whilst the former takes over his TAG so that he can receive anything due him for the good work done since by that time he had worked over 3 hours already. Remember the Good Book  says in 1 Timothy 5:18 that “the Worker is DUE his Wages”.

As soon as he did that and informed the fellow workers of that decision in order not to bring about misunderstanding in his absence,…

Surprisingly, all the workers started telling him that INDEED, you are a TRUE ‘OSOFO’ (Pastor).

WOOOWWW!!!
He hadn’t told them he was an ‘OSOFO’ but now everybody was attesting to his authenticity as a True Man of God. (Actually, he is a DEACON in his church which is 4 Ranks Away from the PASTOR in his church, if I am allowed to put it that way).

I know somebody would say, “Oh, he wanted to go home already” but I would also tell you that most people would have still gone home with their Tags and still demanded their ‘DUE’.

Ask yourself, HAVE I DONE SOMETHING for someone to expose my Christian Tag without me telling them First?
If YES, then I think we need to keep on showing that kind of attitude or behaviour?

If NO, then we need to put aside that attitude/ behaviour/ character and the like just as Hebrews 12:1-2 admosinshes us.

Remember, the CHARACTER of Christ is the FRUIT  of the Spirit.

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