G is For Goals Aligned to Jesus’s Will
Earlier this week, I shared in a post about fulfilling our dreams and revisiting our 2016 resolutions and goals. How do we align our goals with Jesus’s will for our lives? How do we even know what His will is for sure? I don’t hear Him audibly telling me to do this or that. I don’t feel my way in the dark either.
[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Maryandering”]We have a guide book called the Bible on which we can align goals for our daily lives. [/tweetthis]
I think key verses as you approach your goal setting and aligning them with Jesus’s will are :
Proverbs 16:9, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”
Proverbs 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead to profit.”
Matthew 6:33-34 “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. ”
Here is where the Christian definition of “profit” differs from that of the world. Remember the scripture: what good does it do to gain the whole world, but lose your own soul?
Profit to me is not just monetary. Profit involves coins of God’s love and fulfillment. He pays me in dividends of joy, peace, and wonderment when I seek to do Jesus’s will in my life.
Internal dialog of setting goals stream like this ….
The Gospel is the Good News of Jesus and spreading it to all tops my list of goals. How can I be an effective communicator about His love even to those that do not share my faith? What do I write and share on my blog? How do I encourage other bloggers in their ministries.
Goal: write series on witnesses about Jesus.
Goal: Join blog hops that help spread God’s word to the lost.
Goal: Write a blog that attracts diverse readership with the hope to evangelize to the lost.
How I can I improve my health so that I am a more effective witness for Jesus? I need to regard my body as His temple in all areas: weight, appearance, and healthy practices.
Goal: Reboot exercise routine of 15 minutes of simple exercise twice daily.
Goal: Eat more vegetables and fruits, cutting back on junk food
How can I be an example to my children this year to point them to Jesus?
Goal: Investigate Bible study I can do with my daughter in May.
What are your thoughts on goal setting and how do you align them with the tenets of your faith? Share in the comments below.
This post is for letter G in the 2016 A to Z Blogging Challenge. Learn more about it here.
I will also join several of the hops listed on my Link-up Parties page.