Welcome to the concluding part of this teaching. In the last edition, I unveiled some steps to achieving your goal, vision, and dream. It is important to note that everyone going somewhere in life must set goals. Your vision is the unfolding of God’s plan for your life, while dreams are projections into the future, which one is looking forward to. This week, I will focus on ‘Developing A Plan for Reaching Your Goals’.
God never does anything without first planning for it. Planning helps you set everything in proper perspective and appropriate order. Planning enables you to do each thing at the right time. Like in the story of creation, God did everything sequentially (Genesis1:1-31). He brought to light first before anything, to set the pace for all other things to be made. He brought all of man’s food before creating man; even the animals’ habitats were made before they were made. Without adequate planning, things cannot be done orderly but haphazardly. It is recommended that your plans be documented also. The following are ways to reach your goals:
- Water Your Goals with Prayer. Goals are like plants, and without daily attention and constant care, they will shrivel up and die. What water is to plants is what prayer is to your goals (Luke 18:1). Without prayer, your goals may never see the light of the day talk less of surviving.
- Refuse Distractions. Many things are calling for your attention; that does not make them legitimate. Youths and singles generally are known to be full of activities. When you are driving on the highway, you cannot afford to be looking everywhere; otherwise, you will find yourself in the bush. Can you imagine a star athlete in a 100-meter dash looking sideways as he is running? Such an athlete can never win. When you are not focused, you are walking in darkness, and you just might stumble (Matthew 6:22). Remember Peter, who almost drowned in the sea because he allowed himself to be distracted by the waves. Distractions are usually noisy. The aim is to catch your attention, thereby making you look at them. When you do so, it seems like you will drown under them. What distractions are you facing now? The good news is; you are overcoming them! Now, the ball is firmly in your court, stay focused and become a single with a difference.
Therefore, understand that without Christ, you cannot achieve all these attributes. Are you ready to accept Jesus Christ in your life? If you are, please say this prayer of faith with me: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now, I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave or forsake you. With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace, in Jesus’ name! Please, write or call to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org OR 08141320204. For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all the Living Faith Churches, and other leading Christian bookstores: Single With A Difference, Make Your Life Count, Salvation The Way Of Escape and Welcome to God’s Family.