Today’s message was written by Joel Osteen. My friend Juanita shared it with me and with everyone focused on setting and accomplishing goals this year, this message from Joel seems most appropriate to share with you. I hope that it helps someone.
What Are Your Goals?
“I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward-to Jesus.I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.”
(Philippians 3:13-14, MSG)
The reason it is so important for you to set and achieve goals is that you have a unique purpose that only you can fulfill. It’s kind of like building your own house – something you had better not attempt without a clear vision of your goals and a good set of blueprints, or you may wind up with some extra doors or windows and no place to put them!
God is the architect of your life. His Word is a blueprint of His hopes and plans for your life. Trust Him to help you set your goals. If you have a problem being focused and setting goals for your life, one of the best things you can do is to start writing them down, both short-term and long-term ones. It’s amazing how your life can begin to take shape when you can see on paper where you want to go.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
God, thank You that You are the architect of my life. Give me the wisdom to follow Your blueprint and set goals that reflect Your desires for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
– Joel Osteen