God has a plan for our life and it is our responsibility to discover what it is. It isn’t that God wants to make it hard to discover, but He does want us committed to finding it and living it. There are a number of principles that I use, but a key one is found in Psalms 37:3-5
Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
I state this by saying, “get close to God and do what you want”.
God puts His will in us in the form of desires. It is obviously necessary to weed out the fleshly, worldly, and demonic desires, but if you are seeking God, drawing near to Him by being faithful to the basic disciplines of the Christian life, that will be relatively easy.
My goal year goes from October 27th to October 26th of the following year, because October 27th is my birthday, so I start writing my goals on October 1st, and my desire is to write goals that I feel confident are God’s will for my life.
As I review last years goals I recognize that I am not very motivated to repeat some of them, been there done that, no excitement. But with other goals I am very excited about more and better. Because of the COVID thing my ministry goals for last year came up very short so I am chomping at the bit to get way more accomplished in teaching goals, and other ministry areas.
The worst thing anybody can do is just go with the flow. That will result in mediocrity at best, and a very unfulfilled life. God’s will is that we bear much fruit for Him, do great things with our life. We don’t have to be capable of doing that, just willing and God makes us more than adequate to do extraordinary things with our life.
Our main enemy is our own apathy, laziness, and fear of failing that keeps us locked into our rut of doing the same o same o all over again which is usually nothing that really matters. How sad it will be to get to the end of our life, stand before Jesus and hear Him say, “you could have done so much more”. We tend to think that because of Grace He will just say, “That’s OK, at least you are here.”
The day we are going to stand before Him and give an accounting of our life is probably getting very close so live life as if it is your last before you stand before Him. Try to imagine how you will feel with your present level of accomplishments to present to Him, the Savior of your life.