Does God Want You to Set Goals for 2024?

Does God Want You to Set Goals for 2024?

Hope you’re doing well as we head into the 2nd month of this new year!

It took me a little bit of time, but I finally completed my goals & vision board for this year.

I was aiming to have it finished by the end of January.

Whew, got it done just in time 😅

What about you? How are your goals and resolutions coming along?

Do you actually set goals for your life?

And here’s a question to ponder…does God want us to set goals? 🤔

I’m going to say the answer is – yes!

Goal setting is more than an empty New Year’s tradition or another item to check off the to-do list.

When we set goals, we’re partnering with God to design our lives, stay focused on what He uniquely created us to do, and fulfill our calling.

Here are some ways that setting goals actually helps us align with God’s plan for our lives:

➡️ Make Time Count

God gives us time as a gift, and setting goals shows we want to make the most of it. Living with intention honors the time He’s given us.

➡️ Discover Your Purpose

God designed each of us uniquely. Setting goals helps us uncover our purpose, aligning our dreams with His bigger plan for a fulfilling life journey.

➡️ Build Faith and Trust

Setting goals isn’t just about us; it’s about trusting God’s guidance. It’s a way to grow our faith as we learn to depend on His wisdom and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

➡️ Cultivate Creativity with God

God is the ultimate Creator, and we reflect His creativity. Setting goals lets us tap into that creativity – envisioning & designing a future we co-create with Him.

➡️ Be a Good Steward

God blesses us with talents and resources. Setting goals is our way of using these gifts wisely and taking responsibility to fully utilize what He’s given us, for the benefit of not just ourselves, but others as well.

So, as you kick off 2024, open your heart to all of God’s possibilities. Let your goals be guided by His love and wisdom.

This is an opportunity to work together with God – growing, finding our purpose, and enjoying the life He has for us.

Keep in mind that it’s never too late to set your goals. Don’t let the fact that it’s February stop you.

Here’s to accomplishing our God-inspired goals and living our best year yet!

And remember – God is good…and life should be too!


PS – In next week’s newsletter I’ll be finishing up my series on goals by addressing some mistakes people make when setting goals, so be on the lookout for it 👀

📖 Scripture of the Week

Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.

Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)

🗨️ Quote of the Week

“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.”

Les Brown