TOPIC: Goals and God's Will
"I press on toward the goal to win the prize
for which God has called me heavenward
in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 3:14.
Paul saw his goal as something God had called him to do. You can think of your goals as the same thing. Proverbs 16:3 states in the Amplified Version: "Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed." God wants you to know His will, so your thoughts can be God's thoughts if you commit your way to Him. Then you simply translate those thoughts into goals. What has God put in your heart to do that seems like a calling to you? Have you converted that into an action goal? If not, why not do it right now?
Lord, I trust you are not leading me astray. I want to know Your will and then find ways to do it. As I commit my way to You and Your will, I know You are guiding my thoughts to be Your thoughts. Therefore help me set goals with confidence that you are leading and guiding the entire process.