Setting Goals

SETTING PERSONAL GOALS BY FAITH

WHY ARE GOALS IMPORTANT TO CHANGING MY LIFE?

 

 

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Paul: “I know that I am not yet what God wants me to be.  I haven’t reached that goal, but I keep moving toward it to make it mine because Christ made me and saved me for this.  I know that I haven’t yet reached my goal, but there’s one thing I always do.  Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead, I keep my eyes focused on the goal so that I may one day win the prize that God has called me to receive through Christ in the life above.  All of you who are spiritually mature should think this same way, too.”   Philippians 3:12-15

 

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       “According to your faith will it be done to you.”  Matthew 9:29

 

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“I do not run without a goal.  I fight like a boxer who is hitting something—not just the air.”  1 Corinthians 9:26 (NCV)

 

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      Job: “I do not have the strength to endure.  I do not have a goal that encourages me to carry on.”  Job 6:11 (NLT)

 

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      Paul: “...I keep striving toward the goal...”           Philippians 3:12 (TEV)

 

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      “If your goals are good, you will be respected.”   Proverbs 11:27 (TEV)

      “All athletes practice strict self-control.  They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.  So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step.”       1 Corinthians 9:25-26a (NLT)

 

WHAT KIND OF GOAL DOES GOD BLESS?

3 questions to ask:

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“God paid a great price for you.  So use your body to honor God.”  1 Corinthians 6:20 (CEV)

“When you eat or drink or do anything, always do it to honor God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 (CEV)

       “We make it our goal to please him...” 2 Corinthians 5:9 (NIV)

 

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      “Everything you do must be done with love.”   1 Corinthians 16:14 (NLT)

      “Let love be your highest goal.”  1 Corinthians 14:1 (NLT)

 

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      “We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.”                   Proverbs 16:9 (Mes)

 

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“You will not succeed by your own strength or power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord.”        Zechariah 4:6 (NCV)

 

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“Keep this Book of the Law on your lips.  Recite it by day and by night, that you may carefully follow all that is written in it; THEN you will successfully attain your goal.”  Joshua 1:8 (NAB)

 

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      “By yourself you’re unprotected.  But with a friend you can face the worst.  And a group of three is even better because a rope braided with three strands is not easily snapped!” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (Mes)

 

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