Focus on your goals! 4
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
We ended the previous day’s devotion with God’s word that “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Do you believe in this? If so, you are called to do great things in life that will bring about greater joy than what you currently have because nothing can activate possibilities more effectively than faith in God’s word.
When you think about your goals and how you want to accomplish them, do not let negative thoughts cross your mind. Instead, believe that you can achieve them and let your thoughts guide you toward the direction of where God wants you to go and a desire to accomplish something bigger than yourself. Nothing derails goals from the rail of achievement than that of doubt, fear, and unbelief.
Matthew 21:21 says, “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.”
Goal setting in faith is like a prayer offered in faith to God who answered prayer. It’s a way for us to get our hopes up and keep them grounded. However, we must also remember that goal setting in doubt and unbelief is like a prayer offered in doubt. And the Bible said, whoever offered such prayer should not expect to receive anything from God (James 1:7). Therefore, do not be double-minded when working on your goals. Instead, set your goals high and aim high.
If we are going to get our goal accomplished in life, we must set it with all of our hearts, believing in God that there is nothing impossible and that He will help us achieve it. This is why I believe in the power of prayer and the power of faith. We cannot hope for something without faith. Therefore, remember that unbelieving goal setting is like unbelieving prayer that is useless. So, may your effort not become worthless in Jesus’ name. Matthew 21:22 says, “And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”
1. Oh Lord, hear my voice when I speak, and strengthen me when I am weak.
2. Psalm 19:14; May the word of your mouth and the good meditation of your heart towards your goal in life be acceptable before God in Jesus’ name. Amen