THE PLACE OF PLANNING
No ventures producer produces without putting in the place of planning. You may have all materials required for building project. However, it takes planning to put up the building. Every physical structure requires planning to be in position. Your vision is a kind of building and this calls for planning to have it fulfilled.
Apostle Paul referred to his vision/assignment and service as a construction venture: He said: According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let everyman take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 1 corinthians 3:10. This implies that whatever calling we may have is one form of contribution to the kingdom or another. It is a form of building. Just as in any construction task, planning is most pertinent; so it is with the pursuit of any vision.
Planning is not optional but obligatory for any vision that will thrive. It takes planning to excel in life. Excellence is a product of good planning. It is written about Jotham: So Jotham become mighty because he prepared (planned) his ways before the Lord his God. 2 chronicles 27:6 Unfortunately, the charismatics have undermined the place of planning in the name of being led by the spirit, Therefore, if God in His words commands that we plan, the Holy Spirit cannot lead us to despise planning.
God Himself, when He had the vision to create this world, engaged the weapon of planning to make His vision a reality. The Bible says: The Lord by wisdom (which is reflected in planning, being the principle ingredient of planning) hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
A VISIONARY IS A BUILDER
It is written: Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: and by knowledge; shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4
As earlier stated, it takes planning to build. The quality of the planning determines the quality of the final outcome. If you are called to preach the gospel, or establish a business, or to pursue a course, it becomes relevant in his planning to know what message are you called to preach, or what kind of business is it, or what kind of course is it.
A messenger without a message will never have impact. If any, he will only end up a frustrated confusion. One of the foremost facts required for a successful preaching ministry, business, marriage, career and any other venture you are called into, is to know what message or line you have been commissioned to do. The Holy Spirit is here to help you in planning your vision.