Don't Give Up Your Goals

Living in God's Will and looking for His purpose for your life is wonderful, but that doesn't mean you give up your goals. Personal goals are different than your purpose for life (God's plan or course for your life).

Even though you want to follow God's plan for your life, you should still have goals. Personal goals are specific activities that you set. They are short term and measurable. Goals will help you reach your purpose.

How to define your goals:
  • set a deadline for completion of a goal
  • they shouldn't contradict the will of God
  • they should help you achieve God's purpose for your life
  • they should have meaning and importance
  • they are not dependent on others
  • they will benefit others
  • they need to be in harmony with the Will of God
  • involve prayer in goal setting
  • they are attainable
  • they are realistic
It's important to understand that goals can change. They can be adjusted to fit with the perfect will of God. God expects us to pursue goals. If He needs to get us on a different course, then He will.

James 4:15 says: What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that."

(from my notes on Purpose by June Hunt)

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