“Create a Strategic Plan” (Part 4 “HOLY AMBITION”)

“Create a Strategic Plan” http://subspla.sh/65f6d4c👈(Play 1st part of audio).

This is from:
Holy Ambition
“Create a Strategic Plan”
(Part 4) Nehemiah 2

Introduction: Why Dreams Die…
Why is it that so many people intend to do so much, yet usually accomplish so little?

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The Answer: good intentions !
Why is it that others who carefully prepare to do even a little, accomplish so much?

Prerequisite #4: A strategic plan

The Question:
What must happen to our
🎯Dislocated Hearts,
🎯Broken Spirits, and
🎯Radical Faiths to
turn our God-given dreams into reality?
(🎯Those are covered in detail in parts 1-3🎯)

1). It must begin with a ___________________:

Chapter 1 – Chapter 2
Problem – Solution
Susa – Jerusalem
Prayer – Answer
The Promise – The Provision
A Purpose – A Program
An Individual – A Group
Perceptual – Practical
The Heart – The Head

2). Where God’s agenda is championed, God’s resources

Focus on what & why not how, that is God’s job.

Nehemiah 2:5-9
5 … and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it.”
6 Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him,
asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time. (Set plan)
7 I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah?
8 And may I have a letter to
Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the
king granted my requests.
(Protection & provisions)
9 So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry
with me.
Nehemiah 2:5-9 (NIV)

Where God’s agenda is championed,
God’s resources are

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You will hear Chip reiterate some things from 1st part of audio.

3). Your strategic plan must be “birthed” in ____________________:

Nehemiah 2:11-16
11I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days
12 I set out during the night
with a few men. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for
Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on.
13 By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal Well and the Dung Gate,
examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates,
which had been destroyed by fire. 14Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and
the King’s Pool, but there was not enough room for my mount to get through;
15 so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and
reentered through the Valley Gate. 16 The officials did not know where I had gone
or what I was doing, because as yet I had said nothing to the Jews or the priests or
nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work.
Nehemiah 2:11-16 (NIV)

🔸 3 keys to “birthing” your strategic plan:
1. Silence: To LISTEN (3 days)
2. Secrecy: To ASSESS  (Evaluate)
3. Solitude: To STRATEGIES   (Plan)

Keep in mind personal mission statement,  short & long term goals… lay out plan.

4.) Your strategic plan must be launched in PUBLIC:

Nehemiah 2:17-18
17 Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is
desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem
that we may no longer be a reproach.”
18 And I told them how the hand of my
God had been favorable to me, and also about the king’s words which he had
spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their
hands to the good [work].
Nehemiah 2:17-18 (NAS)

🔸7 steps to launching a strategic plan:
1. Clearly define the problem .
2. Identify with the problem.
3. Propose a “we” solution.
4. Give a clear, strong challenge .
5. Motivate at the deepest level.
6. Help others see God’s hand in your vision.
7. Explain specifically how everyone can involved in the project.

1). What is the difference between “good intentions” and a specific “plan of action?”
Why is this so important?

2). Do you have a strategic plan for -Your spiritual growth?
-Marriage? Children?
-Reaching your neighbors and friends?
-Ministry in your church?

3). What would God have you specifically do to move from “good intentions” to a
strategic plan in one of the above areas? Who will help you develop this?

This is from:
Holy Ambition Create a Strategic Plan
(Part 4) Nehemiah 2
For more resources, go to LivingontheEdge.org
Copyright © 2011 Chip Ingram and Living on the Edge

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To go to the beginning of the series go to: God is Searching

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