You Need a Goal

“Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established.”

Proverbs 16:3

Ponder This

You need a goal in your life, and it’s got to be specific. If you don’t have that, you’re like a ship at sea on a dark night without a rudder, without a chart, and without a compass. Most people don’t plan to fail; they just don’t plan anything! You may say, “Sure, you’re a pastor. You ought to have some goals.” Mothers ought to have goals. Teachers ought to have goals. Students ought to have goals. Athletes ought to have goals. Medical doctors ought to have goals. And a church, in general, ought to have goals.

Is your goal specific enough you could put it on paper this morning? What are you all about? What motivates you? I mean, what are you trying to do? If our goals are not from God and according to His will, even our success will be failure.

  • What are your goals for this year?
  • How have you sought to put your goals in line with God’s will?

Practice This

Take time today to write out not just your goal for this year, but for your life. How will you submit this before God that He might establish you?