- Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00
- Written by Nick Costello
Have you ever heard anyone say, "He's running around like a chicken with it's head cut off?" Obviously, with no head, the chicken has no idea where it's going. Christians can be like that. They're busy going nowhere. They don't know where they're going. Maybe they're running around in circles. They have no direction for their life and never accomplish anything. Why is that? God tells you:
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Prov. 29:18 KJV)
If you expect to get anywhere in life or accomplish anything, you must have a vision for the future, a goal, a list of priorities, a dream, something you are shooting for. Do you? If not, God says your life won't accomplish much. You will never become all God has designed you to be or to do. God sees you as important and wants you to succeed. Success means you have some goals to achieve before you die. God has some goals for you from His point of view.
"Seek first the
"For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become more like His Son." (Romans NLT) God knew you before you were even born and now as a Christian, God wants you to become like Jesus.
"Whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, you must do all for the glory of God." (1 Cor. NLT) You don't live your life for your glory, you live it for God's glory and honor.
What is God saying to you your first goal in life should be?
All about Jesus!
Have you decided to make the priority of your life becoming like Jesus and living a life all about Jesus? That's your first goal in life. Now... write a few goals on a piece of paper. All my life I have set some goals for myself. Before I knew Jesus, I set a goal to become a rock star and accomplished it. With God's help, I accomplished my goal. Two years ago I set a goal for myself to write a book. It's a huge undertaking. It takes a lot of time and work. This year I set a goal to learn guitar and lead worship. I'm working on it every day. You may have some big goals and dreams.
"What is impossible from a human perspective is possible with God." (Luke NLT)
Start with setting some goals in these five categories: Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual, Social, Occupational. Pray and ask God to help you achieve your goals. Give Him freedom to change your goals or priorities. Persevere. Be patient. Never ever give up. Surround yourself with encouraging people, not discouragers. Spend time with jesus every day of your life. Do you really want to live your life running around like a chicken with your head cut off? Eventually, the chicken drops dead. When you have goals, dreams, priorities and future vision for your life, you may at times think you aren't going anywhere, but God is still doing something. I am convinced about one thing. Millions of successful Christians will agree with me. You can never fail when...