Godly Goals?

Guys, gals, we need goals!

Are you a tried and true goal setter? Do you write down your goals and reflect on your progress? If your answers are yes, then you deserve a pat on the back! Go ahead, you know you want to!

But if you are like me, you have these huge, non-specific goals floating around in your head that you think about from time to time. No progress is really made because you aren’t actively involved in it.

Since beginning this blog it has become extremely evident that I need to make some goals to keep my focus and motivations in check.

That is what I wanted to tell you.

God showed me a different direction on goal setting. Yeah, He basically throat punched me with it. Ha!

As I was searching for biblical principles and verses I came across this post, and as I read deeper in the comments I found a link to this video. Man! (No affiliation with the last two links.)

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

Proverbs 16:9

It doesn’t matter what we plan and make goals for, the Lord’s plans are greater! When we make goals and strive to achieve them we are putting God in a box. Why would we limit unlimited potential? It is through dedicated prayer and thanksgiving that God will provide a path for each of us and we don’t know where that path will take us! But when we put all our faith, all our hope, all our trust, all of our desires on Him how can we fail?!


God is our great provider! We should not limit him to our humanly goals which have such a tiny vision compared to his! Yes, it will be hard to restrain ourselves. But this is the path less trodden.

I mentioned before that I was in need of keeping my focus and motivations in check. I was about to do so by making human-sized goals. The funny thing is that He is capable of keeping those things in check! He tells us to cast your worries on Him (1 Peter 5:7). Oh how God could prosper us if we can learn to let Him lead and give Him the praise for our accomplishments!

 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

What plans or goals do you need to give up to the Lord? Leave your answer in the comments!

 

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6 thoughts on “Godly Goals?”

  1. I wouldn’t really say I have a goal that I need to give up but I am learning to pray to God that His will be done in my life since He has the best plans for me. I have desires, dreams and goals and I keep telling God about them but I always make sure to remind myself and declare that His will is the best and so I also pray for the will in me to accept His perfect plan for me.

  2. Ah, I am so guilty of setting my little human-sized goals and not stretching my sights toward His view with confidence that He has God-sized dreams for me to fulfill! I needed this encouragement and reminder in truly believing and trusting in the path set for me. I’ll be praying for God to reveal His greater plan. <3

    1. I think we are all guilty of taking our eyes off God now and then. He knows best, and His timing is good. PTL!

  3. I’m in agreement with your point about God directing our paths – that verse has been a part of Rob and my life for our entire marriage. (God has a sense of humor – he laughs at us when we make our plans – then He provides better.)

    Every morning I pray for God to fill my heart with His desires. That’s my starting point for every goal/planning. We are at a crossroads after a few years living a minimalist life fulltime RVing – pun intended. 😉 What’s next? We’re not sure. Lots of prayer is happening now: asking, seeking and knocking. Until God directs our path, we’ll be patient. And we’ll be faithful while we wait.

  4. I always try to remember that when I make plans I need to relinquish control of them if that’s the Lord’s will. Great reminders to give it all to God so he can direct our steps! xoxo ERIN

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