You can find these goal hashtags all over the internet. Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook…you name it! There’s #bestiegoals, #couplegoals, #squadgoals, and just #goals!
(Personally, I think that Blondes with Blogs are goals. 🤣)
Me and Maddi both named our posts “#Goals”, and it was not planned. We’re just that cool. 😜 We individually named them that, and while FaceTiming once, we found out we had the same names and chose to leave them like that for fun.
All kidding aside, though. You see and hear about goals all over the place, but what are goals?
We’ve started a new year, and as the saying goes: New Year, New Me. People tend to make resolutions that they never go through with. On the first service of the year, we wrote down our spiritual resolutions for this year. I believe that with God’s help I’ll be able to complete these goals.
What is a goal?
goal (gōl) n. The purpose toward which effort is directed; an objective.
So basically a goal is an objective that we put our effort towards. Our goals are what we work towards in life.
To start off this blog post, I’d like to share 3 of my life goals. First and foremost, my number 1 goal is to hear Jesus say: “Well done, my good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.” If I can only hear those words, nothing else matters to me.
Another goal in my life is to be involved in ministry. As a missionary’s kid, I’ve grown up with the desire in my heart to be a pastor’s wife someday. I want to be involved in ministry, and I try to do what I can to reach those around me who are lost.
My other life goal is to be a wife and mommy. I want to have lots of kids and raise them right, despite the crazy world we live in now. I want to have a family that’ll start a change and kids who will stand out as different (since I’ve had a pretty good example from my parents).
What are your goals?
I find it sad how many young people put their focus on a good job, higher education, and their personal goals before even taking into consideration what God wants them to do. The mentality that I’ve run into a lot is: “I’ll get my ducks in a row, and once I have my house and car, and everything going for me, I’ll be able to serve God better.” Wrong!
This has been a family debate subject for quite a while now. My mom likes to ask people questions that make them ponder. Especially young people! So if you come down, just get ready! 😜😂
There are a lot of different opinions about education and goals. What I find sad is the lack of the calling of God on people’s lives anymore. So many young people get so distracted that they fail to hear God call them in the business of their lives.
I’m personally not against further education, or against getting an awesome paying job. God chooses people He decides to bless that way. He blesses others by allowing them to be in full-time ministry, working in advancing His kingdom. I wouldn’t trade being a missionary’s daughter (and still being in school 🙄) for having a high paying job or being rich.
I think that those things are awesome, and in fact would enjoy studying Counseling…if it’s God’s will for my life. I think the most important thing about goals is to get our priorities right. God must come before everything else in our lives.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matthew 6:33 KJV
The main goal in our life should be to serve God and to follow through with the calling He’s given us. What is your calling?
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Matthew 22:14 KJV
Those of us who call ourselves Christians should follow Christ’s example. What has he called us to do? Well, He said that anyone who wants to be His disciple needs to deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Him.
Are we willing to take up our cross? Denying ourself isn’t easy. When we deny ourself, we leave behind our earthly goals to pursue the goals that God gives us.
Jesus Christ had a main goal when He became flesh and dwelled amongst humanity: to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10.) I think that as Christians, we should latch on to the goal that God has. Goals are awesome, as long as they’re within God’s purpose for your life.
Goals occupy such a large part in our lives. Without goals, we’d be wandering around aimlessly in life.
Ultimately, goals are amazing things to have, we just need to make sure they’re in line with what God wants. A good way to know whether or not it’s God’s will is to read your Bible and listen to your Pastor’s advice. If it’s against the Bible’s principles, it’s NOT God’s will. If you have to disobey your pastor’s voice, it’s NOT God’s will.
Sorry it took so long to get this blog out. Thanks for being patient with me, I have been super busy, because we have our camp meeting coming up in a couple of weeks, and we have another revival week starting on Monday. We’re about t have another young man move in with us, and we also have a young lady from California visiting right now. We’ve just been super busy. I will do my best to blog again soon, just keep on waiting a little longer, y’all!
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day!