10 Proverbs for Event Planners

I recently read an article entitled “10 Proverbs for Leaders” by Eric Geiger.  In this article, Geiger highlights ten wise sayings that should impact the way leaders lead from the Book of Proverbs. He writes, “Because our faith should impact every aspect of our lives, including our leadership, we find great truth within the Scripture that should form how we live—including how leaders lead.”  As I read this article, my mind immediately paralleled this with verses specific to circumstances often faced by Christian event planners.  Because our faith should impact every aspect of our lives, including our event planning, we find great truth within the Scripture that should form how we live—including how event planners plan.

I hope you find these proverbs helpful as you go through the ins and outs of your event planning.

  • On being wise stewards:  Know well the condition of your flock, and pay attention to your herds, for wealth is not forever; not even a crown lasts for all time. – Proverbs 27:23-24
  •  On the dangers of comparison:  A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones. – Proverbs 14:30
  •  On the importance of integrity:  The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall. – Proverbs 28:18
  • On exhibiting confidence:  For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare. – Proverbs 3:26
  • On the pitfalls of pride:  When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom. – Proverbs 11:2
  • On encounters with unsatisfied attendees:  A patient person shows great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness. – Proverbs 14:29
  • On responding to criticism:  Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17 
  • On managing time:  The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied. – Proverbs 13:4
  • On seeking God’s direction:  A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps. – Proverbs 16:9
  • On dealing with anxious thoughts:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5

Thanks to Eric Geiger for the inspiration/format idea behind this blog post.