"Goals for Goals": 5 Things To Remember This Year
Are you pressing reset on a few things this year like I am? There are 5 things that can really help us today:
First Read: John 3:30
"He must become greater; I must become less"
May every goal we set be a product of a heart desiring to be more like Jesus. We can ask the Lord to teach us about change and growth and to teach us HIS way. Here is a prayer to get us started:
Father God, discern my heart today. What needs to reflect more of you? What talents and abilities need cultivating? Where can my hands and feet sere you best? Be not just my Savior, but Lord of my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Now let's look at each of these a little closer: God's Word reminds us that we can ask for wisdom in all things (James 1:5). This reminds us not to get a head of the Lord, but to match our purpose and pace to His.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 NIV
It's so important to learn how you tick. We are most fruitful when we try not to be other people, but who God made us to be. For example, I know I recharge best and work most creatively in solitude. Are you an introvert like me? I have found the book The Powerful Purpose of Introverts, by Holly Gerth to be an inspiring resource.
There is beauty and purpose in the processes of growth and change. We often want to rush through the process, but that is where God is often most at work in our heart. "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians." 1:6 NLT
Do you find yourself blowing past small wins on the way to bigger things? I do too. The big stuff grabs our attention, but these wins or even setbacks are a big part of our walk with God. Get with God today--talk, praise, laugh, cry, ask, wonder, dream, enjoy...let Jesus renew you with his perfect strength.
"...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
God is faithful to grow us in our pursuit to put Him first in our life. We don't have to have everything figured out or reach every goal in a day...just daily lean in to Jesus and he will show you (and me) the way to go.
Join me in prayer today:
Dear Lord, direct my steps today as I set goals and make plans for this year. Help me to give you this space to reign as Lord of my life. Amen