Planning vs. Doing

Proactivity avoids reactivity

There are two ways to approach the topic of overthinking. One is to say this is not good because we can get stuck in the planning or hypothetical stage of our lives. Another is to say we are being proactive vs. reactive, since every activity starts with a well-thought-out plan.

Personally, I like to endorse a proactive approach to life. “Keep a few irons in the fire” is a good mantra for me so that if one fizzles out, I will have the others to fall back on. But then again, my greatest fear is being bored!

For the analytic social style, they may go deep into one subject or activity in order to become an expert or virtuoso. On the other hand, they must fight against “paralysis by overanalysis”.

If we are so busy with planning our future, then we may fail to do what is most necessary for those around us now. Being faithful in the little things will help us finish well and see an eternal glory (2 Cor 4:17).

Keeping our eyes focused on the Lord, not our future, will keep us grounded for doing the right thing and being present in the moment. -Teresa #mystery #seeingsupernatural #mayBEcommon

James 4:14-17 (ESV)

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.


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