The new-year brings many new desires, goals and resolutions. We all have desires to be better, stronger, healthier, wiser, and more spiritual. But these desires will never be accomplished if we don’t take time to put a realistic, sustainable plan in place.
Every person’s desire must have picture of who they want to be. Based on that picture or desired end, goals can then be set and worked on. That plan can be best accomplished when an individual aligns their plan to God’s heart.
What do you believe that GOD wants done in and through your life?
What are your passions and dreams?
What breaks your heart?
What do you feel compelled to give your life to that is bigger than yourself?
Based on your answers, what has GOD uniquely gifted you to do to meet the needs that burden you?
The answers to these questions could be the beginning of living life with a more intentional focus. God has given us each the incredible opportunity to plan. In the planning process there must always be recognition that it is the LORD who then will direct our steps.
Often times we can feel like we are not hearing the Lord. I would ask this question, Could it be that your heart has not taken the time to plan?
Proverbs 16:9 says, A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.
Attached is a simple worksheet that I use to work through my thoughts, desires and plans. My GOALS have become my God Ordained Activities for my Life. When I see my goals in light of what I believe God wants done for His glory, I am motivated.
If you would like to know more about taking your desires and turning them into realistic plans, consider joining the Legacy Principles Five Month, Coffee Conversations as we take a look at living in 2014 FULLY ALIVE!
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