Goals. They are important to have and a great to achieve. The adventure they take us on provide experiences, good and bad, that define us. Some of our goals are fluid changing to the demands of our life and others remain firm, unchangeable. Remember this today: Jesus is a goal. One that is firm and fluid all at the same time. God’s telling you, “I’m your goal. As you pursue Me, you’re going to fulfill your purpose!” Paul writes, “I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.”
Staying focused on this goal above all goals requires discipline, hard work, focus, and above all a God centered heart. Matthew 22:37-38 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command…”
So let’s do a heart check. Ask yourself the following:
- Is my life – both physical and spiritual – centered completely on God?
- Am I loving those around me well?
- Is there any part of my life not governed by love?
Determine in your heart to love God and pursue this goal today! Doing so, you will find your goals and plans will align with Gods purpose for you.