"What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways." Job 22:28




Did you know it was God, not the motivational gurus, who came up with the idea of writing down your goals as a key to success?

Most of us have been hearing all our lives about the importance of setting realistic goals and objectives. It almost feels old hat to talk about the need to write down achievable, measurable goals as a key to accomplishing things. Yet I never cease to be amazed at how few Christians in the business world actually do it.

You may be surprised to discover that the Bible has quite a bit to say about the need to set goals. This isn't an idea cooked up by 21st-century man. It's a principle written into God's Word thousands of years ago. In fact, six hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Hebrew prophet Habakkuk wrote down an important goal-setting mandate. It says: "Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run." (Habakkuk 2:2)

What he's talking about here is writing down your vision or goals so you'll know the direction in which to run.

Did you know that God is a "goal setter?" All through the Bible we see God laying out a specific plan and then working to bring it to pass. In the account of creation in Genesis, God says, "Let us make man in our image." He established the goal of creating a being that would be crafted in the very likeness of God Himself. Then He set about achieving that goal. It's a pattern we see repeated over and over in the Bible. If you want to be productive this year, follow God's example, set some clear goals, write them down and then go to work.

Make it a Great Day!

Pastor Steve