How often are you creating new goals for yourself? Your goal may be to lose weight, go back to school, or even run a 5K. Whatever your goal may be, it’s going to require planning and constant effort to achieve it. Think about the effort that’s required to accomplish your goal. Are you completely ready to put in the work that’s required to accomplish it? And if so, what’s your motivation and purpose?
It’s easy to start goals but the motivation/purpose to complete them is what’s important. When creating goals, we sometimes forget the motives for why we want to do them and later find ourselves failing. We fail, not because we couldn’t do the work, but simply due to a lack of motivation. I Corinthians 10:31 says “Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Meaning, that the goals you set, should bring glory to God. I know it sounds super spiritual that “everything” we do should bring Glory to God. But when you really think about it, God’s not asking a lot from us. God only wants our wants to line up with His, and bring Glory to Him. It’s actually really easy, everything we do should bring Glory to God in some way.
God only wants our wants to line up with His, and bring Glory to Him.
And how do you do that? You do it by having the right attitude and motivation. An attitude of humility and grace. God has graced you with the ability to do what you desire, and humbled you to know that He is the strength, wisdom, and provision for why you can accomplish it. Again, your motivation when creating your goal is important. And should be beneficial to you, while most importantly bringing Glory to God.
And how do you know if your goal is bringing Glory to God? Any goal that causes you to walk in faith, brings Glory to Him. Any goal that causes you love God more, brings Glory to Him. Any goal that causes you to be an example in the lives of others, brings Glory to Him. And any goal that causes you to love God more, brings Glory to Him.
I encourage you to make purposeful goals, with meaningful motivation.
Don’t get discouraged if your goal isn’t working like you planned. Continue to seek God and His word, and don’t be afraid to walk by faith. Remember, your goal isn’t just for you, it’s also created to bring to Glory to God. Thank you for reading and #BEencouraged #BePurposeful #SimplyBE!