TOPIC: Goals and Deadlines
"The Proverbs of Solomon, son of David,
king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight . . . ." - Proverbs 1:1-2.
Solomon's proverbs did not just fall from heaven. While inspired of the Spirit, they still became a reality because Solomon had a purpose and set a goal to get the project completed. He also knew why he was writing, and spelled it out in the first verses of the book. Your good and God-inspired ideas won't get done either unless you set a goal, which should include a time limit if all goes as you anticipate. What is in your heart to do? How can you express and structure it into a goal? What is the deadline will you set?
Lord, I am grateful for what men and women have done for You who have gone before me, and I know those things were not accidents. They set goals, trusted You and worked hard. Now it's my turn and I want to set goals with deadlines that will help others and glorify You.