Lately I have been thinking that as we live life, we cut open and create that riverbed into which the stream of our descendants will enter and flow. We are setting a pattern for others, so it is good that we have a plan. Goals are good, and godly. They help us to achieve what normally would be washed over by the day to day tide of living.
Just like physical goals, it would be a shame to overlook spiritual goals. These can be things you wish to do on a daily basis to further your spiritual growth or things you hope to do in a certain time frame. IE : Meeting with God for prayer, praying for others, a particular study focused on an area of life that you were always curious about but always shy away from.
or perhaps you would like to study the free downloadable Personal Spiritual Life that Dr Robert Reese and I have created. The more specific your goals, the better. Making specific goals creates a mental space that allows us to avoid distraction.
Give your task a end date so that you strive to accomplish your goal within the allotted time just like you would physical goals of stacking the woodpile up, completing the room re-arrangement, cleaning off the desk or learning a new skill.
Life long missionary to Ghana, West Africa, Jeff Hostetter, recently shared -
" Goals make us accountable and signify that we really want to change. The path to perdition is paved with good intentions!"
I believe if we desire to see Gods strong hand, we will begin to envision our lives being the answer to the worlds problems and start to cast a vision like a pole vaulter who throws his heart over the bar so his body follows. Our whole being will follow our heart so we must develop a love for the things that God loves and nurture our desire so he will reward the direction of our ambition. Many times while we are waiting on answers, God is waiting on us to have vision so there is something to bless!
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. - John 14:12