Assessing the Damage
By: Rick Boxx
July 6, 2012
Whether you’re developing a business plan, a marketing plan, or a strategic plan, part of the process should include an assessment phase. Until you know how bad or good the situation is it’s hard to address all the potential issues.
In the book of Nehemiah, Nehemiah examined carefully all parts of the wall and gates that he desired to rebuild before addressing the crowd. Because of his assessment he knew what he was talking about in Nehemiah 2:17 when he said, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire.”
If you’re in a season of planning, one of your first steps should be taking an objective assessment of your situation. You can’t solve problems you don’t understand.
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