I like goals. There I have said it.
I like to have something to aim at, a direction of travel.
When I owned my own business, it 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 a goal 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 eight step my determination would be waning and often the goal 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, 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 the 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 into them and plan with God what to do.
After all Proverbs 16:3 says “Commit you work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
If you would like to join me in this adventure please reach out via email, firstname.lastname@example.org together we can spur each other on.
8th December 2020