Setting Goals to Achieve God’s Plan
God has a purpose for our life, but we need goals to help us stay on track (Eph. 2:10). In Genesis 24, Abraham’s trusted servant demonstrated this well. He knew his goal, kept confidence, made a plan, and set a timeline. We should follow his example. Once we know the direction God wants us to take, we must:
• Have a picture of the goal. A defined mission helps us weigh the opportunities God presents.
• Set a course of action. Try breaking a large goal into smaller tasks, and cover each step with prayer that earnestly seeks instruction from God.
• Set a timeline. Deadlines help propel us forward, and they can be adjusted as circumstances change.
Are you moving step-by-step toward God’s purpose for you? If you’re unsure what that looks like, ask for divine wisdom and guidance.