Goals V

Many people react to the word goals, it seems secular, mostly about making more money, and sort of opposite the spirit-led faith walk.  Repentance is a good Bible word, and the Bible says that Jesus went everywhere preaching, “repent”. When He sent His disciples out to preach in all the towns of Israel, he told them to say, “repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand”. Repent means to change. We first change in our thinking, and acknowledge that we are acting wrong, then we make a commitment or decision in our mind and heart to change and then we change our behavior. That sounds just like goal setting to me.  Another Biblical work is faith. Hebrews 11 defines faith as “the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of thing not yet seen”. Think about and meditate on that verse for 30 minutes, and you recognize that “hoped for” and “not yet seen” are in the future, and that “assurance” and “conviction” is strong confidence in a future accomplishment or event. A goal is a statement of faith. Jesus said that if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could move mountains. We all want to grow stronger in our faith. Goals are the weights that cause our faith to grow strong. A goal is a commitment to repent. A goal is a statement of faith. That doesn’t sound secular to me, in fact it sounds very pleasing to God.

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