Godly Goals Before Expediency

“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”

1 Corinthians 6:12

Ponder This

An expedition is a journey. You’re going somewhere if you’re on an expedition. In the KJV, this verse is translated as “all things are not expedient.” The word expedient means, “something that brings you to your goal.” Every Christian ought to have some God-given goals. Every one of us ought to have a holy ambition in our lives. I have goals for my life. I believe they have been given by God, hammered out on the anvil of prayer, and they’ve become goals for my life. Now, I can tell whether a thing is right or wrong for me by assessing if it will bring me to my appointed goal or hinder me. Is this activity an anchor that keeps me out of God’s harbor, or is it something that propels me toward my God-given goal?

But if you don’t have any God-given goals, then expediency makes no difference for you. God has laid His hand upon you. This was the great goal of the Apostle Paul. He said, “that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me” (Philippians 3:12b).

  • What are your God-given ambitions and goals?
  • What are some things that have hindered you from your spiritual goals?

Practice This

Make a list of some God-given goals that are on your heart today. Share them with a friend and find some practical steps to pursue these goals.