Peace and blessings in the precious name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I welcome you
again to the second edition on this teaching series. No doubt, you must have been
blessed by the first edition and I hope you have started taking steps to realising your
In the first edition, I was able to establish what goal setting is. It is a powerful process
for thinking about your ideal future and for motivating yourself to turn the vision of
your future into reality. For further understanding and practicable steps, I will expose
you to the need for goal setting and the steps required towards achieving them.
When setting goals, you should first consider what you want to achieve and then
commit to it. As teenagers, goals that motivate must be specific, measureable,
attainable, relevant and time-bound; also, they should be written down to make them
feel tangible. Thereafter, plan the steps you must take to realise those goals and
cross off each one as you work through them.
Why Set Goals?
Top-level athletes, successful business people and achievers in all fields, all set
goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses
your acquisition of knowledge and help you organise your time and resources so that
you can make the most of your life.
By setting sharp and clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the
achievement of those goals. Goal setting brings progress in what might previously
have seemed a long pointless grind and raise your self-confidence as you recognise
your own ability and competence in achieving the goals you have set.
Key reasons you should set goals:
It helps your focus: It gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It
help you organise your time and resources so you can make the very most of
your life. By setting clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in
the achievement of those goals.
It helps you stay committed: Without commitment, it is impossible to achieve
what you have set to do. However, when your gaols are well defined, it boosts
your commitment towards achieving them, especially if they are goals you are
It makes it clear for you to run with: Goal setting gives you a clearer vision
to run with. The Bible says, …Write the vision, and make it plain upon
tables, that he may run that readeth it (Habakkuk 2:2).
Goal setting is an important method for:
Deciding what you want to achieve in your life.
Separating what is important from what is irrelevant or a distraction.
Building your self-confidence based on successful achievement of goals.
Therefore, to accomplish your goals, you need to know how to set them. You cannot
simply say, ‘I want’ and expect it to happen. Goal setting is a process that starts with
careful consideration of what you want to achieve and ends with a lot of hard work to
actually doing it. However, it can only take the help of God to set goals and doing
them as planned; that is why you need Jesus in your life. If you are not yet born again
and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart:
Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my
sake. Forgive me my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your
peace reign over my life. Thank You for saving me. Now I know I am born
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe 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 to share your testimonies with me
through firstname.lastname@example.org, OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living
Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Make Your Life Count
authored by me and Ruling Your World authored by Dr David Oyedepo.