Moment Messages

January 2008

As often as we begin a New Year, we make resolutions in an effort to improve and better ourselves for the New Year. Easily made resolutions usually produce easily broken ones. The goals we set are sometimes sabotaged by our lack of understanding about how the Lord views our future. We should ask ourselves if these are my goals or God’s goals.

There is nothing wrong with incorporating goal-setting into our daily lives. We must always ask ourselves some important questions each time we do. Will this goal get me where I want to go? Are my motives pure and victorious in my heart? Will my goals violate the rights of others? Is the price I am going to pay worth the cost of this goal? Finally, can I truly ask the Lord to assist me in reaching these goals?

We must fight our earthly desires as they creep in corrupt our godly ambitions making our goals ineffective. Goal settings will be blessed of God if we allow His life-changing disciplines and principles to guide our lives. Paul said in Philippians 3:14, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” In Hebrews 12:2 the writer said, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Our goals must never overlook or overshadow our calling to be focused on Jesus, the one we can trust completely. We can always trust the Lord for He knows the end from the beginning.

In Christ,

Bro. Donny and Sis. Sheila

2006, Search The Word Ministry