“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” Unknown
With 2011 behind us and 2012 under way, what are your goals for this year? Have you set any yet?
Every new year seems to be a great time to press reset and set goals. Even though nothing but the date changes, it’s a good time to reflect on the year that has passed and give some thought to what you want to accomplish in the year that is to come.
The truth is, goal setting is extremely important and something I really believe we should all do. If we do not set goals we are far less likely to accomplish what we want and have to accomplish.
I want to encourage you today, if you have not done so already, to set goals for this year. Pray about them, write them down, and then put them in a place where you can see them often. Writing your goals down makes them far more concrete in your mind.
“The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord shows him what to do.” Proverbs 16:9
Don’t be afraid to dream big. Have both large and small goals. Don’t be intimidated by what you want to write down. The awesome thing about spending some time in prayer about your goals is that chances are your goals are desires that the Lord has placed inside you. The Lord would not give you a desire and not provide you a way to accomplish it.
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust the Lord with the goals that you set this year. Be bold and set ambitious ones. Let this year be different. Be faithful and work hard at them. Do your part and trust God to do his. Make 2012 be your best year yet!
Have you set any goals for this year?