Goals are very important and there are many pros and cons to them. They can help us know how we are progressing with something and if we are achieving our objective, but at the same time, they can become an obsession where all we care about are our goals and nothing else.
I believe it’s a big deal for followers of Jesus to know how to be productive, get things done, and set and complete goals. However, at the same time (myself included in this big time), we have to remember a few things about our goals.
- Are our goals about advancing the Kingdom at the end of the day?
- Do we treat our goals as something that only we can do, or only something God can do?
- What do our goals currently reveal about our priorities?
I’m often guilty of either setting my own goals without having God in mind or working hard to achieve “my goals,” while Jesus isn’t even a part of the equation. He’s the Real One who is at work here, not me. Yes, let’s work hard and achieve goals, but let’s do it in a God glorifying way that advances His mission.
Here is what the Bible has to say with scripture on goals: