Most of us believe in goal-setting; which means, we determine our desired outcome, set the goal, determine the steps we need to take, and systematically begin the necessary process to achieve the goal. It appears simple enough on the surface, yet depending on the goal, there can be both predetermined and unforeseen obstacles in our way. Many of us simply work around the obstacles; we adjust our steps to remain focused, achieving the desired outcome. Yet, for some people, the obstacles become overwhelming. And, because they have been battered by the process so many times, they simply forego any goals out of fear of disappointment.
When we were children, our determination to accomplish our goals, no matter how far-fetched they were, was clearly without fear. Even if we feared some aspect of attempting the goal, all we needed was one person to believe it was possible for us to achieve it, and off we would go. Think back to that time. What changed? It should be easier now that we are adults, with the understanding that we serve a God whose greatest desire is our happiness. Our faith, prayers, and trust in God, coupled with action, will accomplish far more than our minds could ever conceive.
We are privileged to live in a time where innovation is prevalent within our society. It was not that long ago, that so many of the innovations we take for granted today, were not even imagined just twenty years ago. We now have flat-screen TVs, touch screens, ATMs, laser eye surgery, 3-D printing, cell-phones, mp3 players, robots, and tablets, etc. Yet, someone imagined a life with these conveniences, visualized their goal, stayed the course, and now many of these things are an integral part of our daily lives.
What would make YOUR light shine more brightly? What would you like to do? -Bring your invention to life? Create a product? -Go back to school? -Take a culinary class? -Take a much needed vacation? -Teach in a Third-World country? -Travel around the world for a year? -Learn a new language?
Why not take the time to give it some real thought, writing it down as part of your goals for this year. Chances are, your plans synergized with God’s Vision for your life, will allow you to do far more in this world than you ever believed possible. Why not write it today? -Why not prove God in your life and set your faith in action? L.
Study Reference: Proverbs 29:18
From: "Visualizing Your Goal." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
Copyright © 2014 by Lavona E. Campbell
photo: Corey Arnold