Preparing Versus Planning
In this chapter, I take the position that personal planning is not appropriate for faith-based employees, and I advocate for preparing, knowingly or unknowingly, to be ready for opportunities that God presents. This is contrary to much of the contemporary teaching about personal career planning and development. While I argue against personal planning, I support the use of planning for projects and tasks, since this is not about our readiness to serve God as He might request.
KeywordsPersonal planning Project planning Preparation Readiness to serve
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