This week’s blog is focusing on the Biblical Basis for setting goals:
Day one: Setting personal goals keeps us from being copycats of someone else or something else we don’t really want to be.
Day two: Setting goals keeps us focused on being what God wants us to be.
Today’s thought on setting goals is that goal setting is a statement of faith. In other words, our goals say, “I believe God wants me to…and then you fill in the blank!” Our goals should stretch our Faith. They should push us beyond where we are to where God wants us to be. That is faith!
Remember, there is a significant difference between a goal and a dream. A dream is something you just think about. However, a goal has a plan, a time, specific actions, and a deadline.
Here is what the Bible says about setting our goals: Ephesians 3:20-21, Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Did you hear that? A goal is God working in us through a plan, action and His power to do more than we could ever imagine.
Think about it and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D