Get Everything Ready
Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.
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~Proverbs 24:27 (ESV)
Are you a visionary? If so, you probably have in your mind’s eye exactly the way the work of the organization should go…who you will serve, the results the organization will achieve, the funders who should be giving you money and how the staff you hire will all get along and perform their jobs.
Unfortunately, it often doesn’t work out that way. Instead, we often get frustrated because nothing seems to be going the way we planned.
Or maybe, you figure it will just be easier to take a shortcut to offer programming but you haven’t put infrastructure in place yet.
Proverbs 24 is all about getting our priorities in order. We must get the necessities in place before we tackle those things that are “nice to have.” The necessities are building blocks for everything else—without them, other pieces will crumble.