Tuesday, January 5, 2016

God-sized goals

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”  Luke 18:27
God-sized goals are meant to challenge our thinking and further our faith. These Spirit-given ideas/inspiration are crafted by our Lord to spur us on to good works and transformational living. God-sized goals make us uncomfortable at times. They are not guaranteed to happen, but they position us to pray more, believe and depend on God more.
It is through prayerful planning and implementation that gigantic goals move from mere possibility to a surer probability. Huge objectives are a hedge against mediocrity and a prod toward perfection. God-sized goals are given to govern our thinking and determine our time, so we are intentional and focused on His big picture. 
Best of all, God-sized goals get you to God. It is prayer and planning with significant progress that move you from the realm of possibility to the place of probability. In most cases, it is one person’s passion and focus that prove catalytic in the creation and execution of the goals. The leader looks failure in the eye and extinguishes it by faith, wisdom, and hard work, all wrapped around a skilled and unified team.
Christ-centered possibilities far outweigh man-centered probabilities. Perhaps you need to get away in solitude for several days, asking your Lord to sear your soul with His goals. Think outside the box of small belief in the Inbox of faith, for the Lord is unlimited in His abilities and resources. God-sized goals arrest your attention, adjust your attitude, and accelerate your actions.
So, prayerfully set great goals, and He will grow your character in the process, while influencing others for His glory. Trust Him to teach you the way, to show you with eyes of faith way beyond the bounds of your experience, for His plan will prevail.
Our prayer:  Dear Lord as we take time to spend with you daily through the power of your Spirit breath fresh vision, direction, and goals for this year, that we might be even more purposeful for you this year.  Amen. 

Pastor Todd A. Brown
First Baptist of Chesterbrook
and Independent Travel Agent "Travel by Todd"

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