I like goal setting. There I have said it.
I like to have something to aim at, a direction of travel.
When I owned my own business, I was positively encouraged to have goals. To decide what you wanted to achieve and to go for it.
One thing I noticed is that just having something written down did not necessarily mean you would achieve it; a plan was needed. This plan would involve action steps. Now you may have heard that the first step is the hardest I do not agree with that, the first step is easiest when it comes to working through a plan, I always found by the seventh or eighth step my determination would be waning, and often the target with disappear, never to be achieved.
As I have stepped into Christian ministry, I have struggled with the thought of setting goals. I have struggled because of thoughts like, am I trying to do things in my own strength, goals are a business thing, not a church thing, and goals lead to pride. On the odd occasion that I have set goals the old issue of lack of perseverance has arisen and the goal has disappeared.
But today I have decided I do not want to write off goal setting, but I do want to change the way I do it.
I am going to involve God in goal setting right from the off. I am going to ask God to help me set ministry goals and personal goals. I am going to involve God in every stage.
Over the next week or so I am going to seek God, I am going to dream, and going to write down some goals for next year (2021). Once I have the goals written down, I am going to pray for them and plan with God what to do.
After all Proverbs 16:3 says “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
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8th December 2020