“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” — Matthew 7:7-8

Overview

It is essential to take the time to plan your life.  You need to review what you have accomplished so far, where you are now, and what you wish to achieve during the rest of your life.  So many people pray for God to help them achieve specific goals in life when they have not done the work to analyze what it takes to complete those goals or what they will accomplish if they do complete their plan. 

God will open doors for you, but you must complete the work to understand what you must do to move to where you wish to be.  The planning is a significant effort and will require many prayers to help you complete a plan that you can follow to your goal.  Of course, you will adjust specific objectives as you move toward your goal.  There will be many obstacles you did not foresee. 

My Experience

I am in the senior phase of my life.  I experienced some success in school, sports, and business, but I decided to plan a new path.    I wanted to review all the skills I developed over the years and apply those skills to a new plan.  My life, to this point, has benefited significantly from following Christian Lessons. I decided to dedicate a significant part of the rest of my life to promoting Christian Lessons.

I thought about this plan for weeks before I began to create measurable objectives.  I decided that I did not wish to be a formal officer of any Church.  I want to reach people based on my witness accounts.  During my life, I was able to talk to people about Christian Lessons by making the conversation friendly with no pressure.  I only wanted to help people, and I did not get frustrated when they did not respond.  The scriptures from the Bible that affected me the most were the witness accounts from Paul, John, Matthew, and Peter.  I felt the emotion from their accounts of an event.  I used those witness messages as a model for my pursuit.

My overall goal was to communicate my witness accounts regarding Christian Lessons to as many people as possible.  My business experience was related to the Internet, so I knew the Internet would be part of my plan.

I thought about the objective for a couple of months and then created a plan with a few targets.  My first objective was to write a book that documented how Christian Lessons affected my life.  I published the book, “Life Enhancement With Jesus,” in September of 2019.  This book recorded my life experiences with Christian Lessons from my childhood to 2019. 

My next step was to create the “Life Enhancement Group” website, “legroup.us.”  After creating the site and taking it to live, I created this blog and have posted over 50 articles.  I developed many followers and began to communicate with people from all over the world.  It was a start.

I continue to pray for guidance to communicate with more people about Christian Lessons.  I am going to add a newsletter and make the blog articles stronger witness accounts. Then I plan to publish more books that will document the witness statements from other people. 

I wish to have fellowship with as many Christians as possible, but my goal is to introduce Jesus to as many people who do not know him as possible.  I will continue to plan and ask for guidance.

Summary

You need to do the work to plan life achievements and pray for guidance.  The guidance will not always be what you expect. Sometimes things seem harmful at the time, but after some time things look a lot different.  When God opens the door, the next room may not be what you expected.  Do not judge, take the time to review the new experience.  

Consider My Book – Life Enhancement With Jesus

If you are interested in reading Christian Lessons that affected my entire life, please consider the book I recently published.  Click on the Button for information and to purchase one of the three options:  Ebook, Soft Cover, and Hard Cover.

Published by Jim Brandt

Jim Brandt was an all-conference college football player and served as a Marine Corps pilot during the Vietnam War. He also started a software company and served as an executive for the fifth-largest bank in the United States. Brandt won the Democratic party nomination for Congress twice. He is married and has three children.