With great joy in my heart, I welcome you to this glorious moment in the presence of the Almighty God, Who is too faithful to fail, just and true.
Today, I will like to share with you, Your Goals, Visions and Dreams. Goal setters are goal getters. You can only catch goals that you are set for. A goal scorer in a football match must set himself up for goals, if he will ever score any. In like manner, a goalkeeper must stay focused on the ball, if he is to catch it.
Everyone who is going somewhere in life must set goals. Goals are things that you intend to realize and obtain. They are things that you have an objective to work towards.
A vision is the unfolding of God’s plan for an individual’s life, while dreams are projections into the future which one looks forward to. Goals, visions and dreams give you definite expectations for the future. Focus helps you to keep at your goal, until you arrive at your destination. Isaiah 50:7 says: For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
To focus on your goals, dreams and visions, you need to carry out the following steps:
Write your goals
As soon as you have determined your goals, satan will try to defuse your enthusiasm by undermining them. After sometime, you could forget them or even begin to wonder whether the goals would be worthwhile or not. Writing your goals helps to keep focus at it until it happens. Don’t leave them to the chance of memory. Writing your goals reinforces them in your own thinking and reminds you to stay committed to them.
Setting deadlines entails putting a time border within which you aim for the realization of your goals to take place. Someday is no day!
Develop a mental picture of your goals
Remember that Jesus always used parables to paint pictures for us to understand the Word, which He taught. Simply put, think about your goals. You can get things like a photograph that approximates your goal and put it where you can see it every day. Your future is in your pictures of today. What picture do you have about your tomorrow, career, health, family, etc? Remember, until you see it, it cannot be given to you.
However, to be able to achieve your goals, visions and dreams, you need God in your life. You do this by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Are you born again? Are you a child of God? If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer of faith with me: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Single with a Difference, A Living Witness and Make Your Life Count.