The Bible tells us something about Jesus Christ.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Jesus employed strategic thinking in his mission. There was a point to the cross. He didn’t just come down to the world to die for the sake of it. He had a mission. He had a goal.
There was something Jesus wanted to see. There was a reason he came into the world in the first place. It was for the salvation of mankind. He was after the redemption of man. Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the devil and deliver us from his kingdom to God’s kingdom.
This was Jesus’ joy. It was His mission. It was as a result of this that He was willing to go through the cross and endure all the pain and suffering.
This is one characteristic of strategic thinkers. It is an attribute of men of mission; They don’t just do things for the sake of it.
They think about the consequences of their actions.
They weigh the outcome of their choices and decisions.
They analyze the end result of what they are doing.
God is happy working with strategic thinkers. This was why He did not condemn Elijah when he asked the question, ‘what’s the point?’ He’s happy when the people he’s working with are engaged in strategic thinking, because in so doing, He’s guaranteed that the people won’t waste His time – they’re not going to waste His resources, just like Jesus warned His disciples that nothing should be wasted.
So I believe that when God hears His servant or anyone working for Him ask the question, what’s the point to all of it? It makes Him happy. It pleases Him.
Be strategic in your thinking!