Eternity Should Shape Your Goals

Description

Godly goals have eternity in mind. How do your goals reflect an eternal perspective?

“I run with purpose in every step.” (1 Corinthians 9:26a NLT)

God’s purposes for your life aren’t just for here and now; they are forever and ever and ever. If you think this life is all there is, then you will set goals as if this life is all there is.

On the other hand, if you realize one day you are going to stand before God — when he’s going to ask, “What did you do while you were on Earth? Did you learn the things I put you there to learn? Did you trust my Son?” — then it will shape how you look at your goals.

Do your goals help you know God, grow in God, serve God, share God, love God, and tell others about God?

What I’m asking you is, for instance, how do you pray? When you pray, do you pray to get God to help you with your own purpose or do you pray to align yourself with God’s purpose? If you say, “God, I just want to do what you put me on Earth to do,” I guarantee you, God will bless everything you touch, because he is looking for people he can use to fulfill his purposes.

Godly goals have eternity in mind. Paul gives an example of this when he says, “I run with purpose in every step” (1 Corinthians 9:26a). Paul was a Purpose Driven runner! He refused to be distracted.

The Bible often compares life to a race, so I want you to think about this: In a race, the finish line is predetermined, and you make progress one step at a time.

The same is true with goals. You work on them one step at a time, and you work with purpose in every step.

Talk It Over

What is your goal? How does it reflect an eternal perspective?

How does your goal help you in each of these areas: knowing God, growing in God, serving God, sharing God, loving God, and telling others about God?

What step can you take today to move closer to your goal?

Special Offer: What On Earth Am I Here For? with 3 booklet, What is the Purpose of My Life?

Purchase Series: "Live Your Calling" Complete Audio Series

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Making Time Count
Dennis Mock
Got Vision? 3 Steps to Formation..
Dr. John Jackson
Believing for What Is Possible
Mike Kendrick
The Power of Passion
Dr. Tim Elmore
What You Believe Shapes Your Life
Pastor Rick Warren
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple