The Spirit of Faith Newsletter

December 1983 / January 1984 (Print Edition)


The Spirit of Faith Newsletter - 12/1983 / 01/1984  

Main Article

"Goalsetting!'"


Goals are set in many areas - sports, day-to-day appointments, politics... What is a goal? Webster defines "goal" as, "the terminal point of a race, the end toward which effort is directed, aim..." Did you ever think that God is interested in our setting goals? God's Word is full of goals for us as believers! He desires that we grow up spiritually to full maturity as believers! That is a goal we all are shooting for. A "vision" is defined as a -"divinely inspired goal." We normally think of visions as some kind of divine visitation - and that can happen - but a vision can also be a goal that God has given you. God, in His wisdom, has engineered us to work in a "goal oriented" system. Then, He placed goals before us as believers. Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." The word that is translated "perish" here actually means, "are made destitute and naked."

If you do not have a divinely inspired goal to shoot for you are stripped bare and are destined for failure! Some folks may say, "Well, God hasn't given me a goal!" Really? You need to read your Bible again! The Word is full of goals for us to shoot for!  Besides, have you been listening for some ideas from the Lord? Take time to be still and listen after you have meditated in the Word. You may find that He was just waiting for you to slow down and get quiet enough to listen to some of His ideas!


God does have ideas that will lead you into success! Proverbs 8:12 says that He will give us knowledge of witty inventions. Isaiah 48:17 says that he will teach us to profit. The meaning of the word "teach" here, is to "goad, teach, and give incentive." He will not only give us the way to profit, He will also give us the incentive. Some folks think that setting goals for your success is wrong. God doesn't think so! He says He will supernaturally give us the desire (incentive), the way (a plan of action), and will bless what we put our hand to! But whatever you do, set your goal, and pursue it with all your might! (Ec. 9:10; Rom. 12:11)

Once you have a goal from the Lord and a method of accomplishing that goal - you need wisdom from God to begin to bring the goal into manifestation. Proverbs 24:14 says that when you find knowledge and wisdom there shall be a reward - and your expectation (goal) will not be cut off! Whatever you do, allow God to lead you with His wisdom and understanding. He understands it better than you do! Get wisdom! (Proverbs 4:5) Let God teach you how to set a goal, how to plan for the fulfillment of the goal - and how to bring it to pass! God given goals will come to pass as you operate in the multitude of business! (Ec. 5:3)


Items of Interest in This Issue


Invitation to the Word of Faith Satellite Seminar at Taylors Grove Church... Introduction to WOKX 1590 AM Radio "Worshipping Our King Radio" in High Point, NC a ministry of Agape Ministries... Radio Program Invitation... Notice that we added WOKX radio to our Broadcast Station list


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