To get to the winner’s circle for families, you need to have a plan or vision. Every family needs a vision for where they are heading. Without it, you are simply going to be tossed back and forth like a ship in a storm. And you don’t need us to tell you there are storms all around us!
How you ever felt like this ship trying to deal with all with the crazy stuff that gets thrown at families these days?
For your family to come out on top as a winner, your vision MUST include a strategy. We are here to help you develop that.
There are 4 keys to having an effective vision for your family. The Family Life Winners Plan is made up of the 4 P’s:
1) Purpose – finding and pursuing your destiny,
2) Protection - you need a plan to cover every aspect of family life,
3) Provision - Jesus Christ is our source for our finances, health, happiness,
4) Preparation – you need to understand the times and get prepared.
This is only meant to give you some direction and ideas and some possible opportunities. All families have some basic needs but every family is unique. It is up to you how to put these strategies into play.
The purpose of every person and family is NOT just to eat, sleep, irritate one another, and take up space. We all have a specific purpose or destiny that was given to us by God. It is our job to discover it and then pursue it.
Family plays a huge role in this process because this is the best place to develop our God-given talents. The family can either function as a powerful springboard to seeing this happen or it can function as a massive cesspool pulling you down into a stinking mess.
One clue to tell you whether you have discovered your true destiny ordained by God is that you are not focused on just your own fulfillment, but on being a benefit to others.
Let’s face it. Families have lots of needs. Some are simple and some can get very complicated. We must be able able to recognize the true source of our provision, and it is not the state or your rich uncle.
God is not stingy and He wants us to walk in abundance, but we need to have a Godly motivation. Having a thankful heart, having a desire to give, and having a wise wealth-building plan are all vital to winning provision.
We can’t be much of a blessing to others if we are constantly lacking ourselves. That may include starting a family business on the internet. What are you passionate about and want to share with others?
The family home is supposed to be a safe place. A place where relationships and trust and love and faith can grow. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we live in a very dangerous world.
The great news is that we have a Heavenly Father and we can be a part of His Heavenly family. He is the ultimate source of our protection.
We do have important roles to play, though. If we neglect these roles, the family can suffer immensely.
An awesome example of this is how the Lord used Joseph in Egypt to prepare the people for the coming famine. God had an incredible plan for them but they had a careful path to walk before they could get there.
To be prepared, we must first have direction from the Lord. We must have an understanding of what is going on around us and know what steps to take.
What may we need to be prepared for? Some of the possibilities include natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. Other man-made or government-made disasters might include civil conflicts, community and neighborhood isolation, economic hardships/disasters, and war.
We invite you to spend some quality time thinking about each of these areas. We will be developing some specific strategies and opportunities that are related to each of our 4 P’s.