TOPIC: Goals and Encouragement
"When all the Israelites who had hidden
in the hill country of Ephraim heard that
the Philistines were on the run,
they joined the battle in hot pursuit" - 1 Samuel 14:22.
When you pursue and achieve goals, you give others permission to do the same. While same may not notice, others will, and you will provide incentive for them to ask how you did it and then set off to set their own goals. While your goals are private, the process and results are not, for those become your testimony, and you give testimonies publicly to glorify God and encourage others. How recent is your latest goal testimony? With whom have you shared it? What more can you do to stimulate others to 'good deeds' as the writer of Hebrews called it?
Lord, I value my privacy but You don't. You want my life to be an encouragement and witness to others and that requires I be more public than I would prefer. Help me overcome my shyness and fear. Give me opportunities in which I can glorify You and stimulate the interest and activity of others toward goals.