Have you established your goals this year? I planned on taking a bit of a different approach to goals this time. I planned on making a list of things I will not do. Things I know that get in the way of being and doing all God has planned and I may still.
But, that’s not what I’m sensitive to right now. I wondering about how to plan for the future in perfect obedience. It would seem one would need to have a target in order to hit it. ie. One needs a goal in order to achieve it.
I am becoming increasingly aware of a lack of goals in my life. I have never been in lack of goals. Goals have defined my life and yet at this time, I believe uniquely God has an established goal for me that He has not revealed.
Normally, the circumstance of being without knowledge would seem to negate any effort on my part to achieve goals while being obedient. Then, I scan through my memory of Bible characters and goals seemed to be pretty much irrelevant.
Did Daniel plan on sleeping with the lions? Did Noah plan on building a boat? Did Joseph plan on being sold into slavery. It is unlikely any of them had their career plans met when their life changing event occurred. Maybe God uses events which kill our dreams in a fashion that only He can revive?
I believe this is where I am in my relationship with Christ. God has a plan. It is perfect. It is many times bigger and better than anything I could have dreamed. And believe me, I can dream!
He is accepting of my beliefs, faithfulness and obedience and is positioning me for His abundance in my life. The perfection of His will and purpose is being revealed with each step I take toward Him. He is smiling as I write this and lay Glory at His feet as an acceptable sacrifice. (WoW! where did that come from?)
Anyway. Here’s the point. I don’t know where God has me going. I do know God has a plan and wants me to be a part of it. He is developing my skills with expectation of them being used for His purpose. So. Today, tomorrow and the next day, I will work hard at being all I can be so that I will be ready to meet God at His calling.