Give a man a soccer ball and tell him to kick it and his response will probably be, “at what?” When there is no goal, there is no purpose for kicking. He could kick the ball anywhere and wherever it landed would be the result. Not much to it.
On the other hand, if you set a goal up for him and challenge him to kick the ball into the goal, everything changes. You have now given him something to aim at, something to test his skills against, something to measure his progress with, and something that gives all of his effort purpose – all by adding a simple goal. That’s what a goal does to a person’s life – it changes everything.
We all have an opportunity for success. Having a bad life requires as much energy as having a good life, yet many people live aimless lives because they never decide to set goals and follow through with them. If you don’t have a goal, how can you press towards it? How can you try to better yourself if there’s not a goal set for what you’d like to become or do?
Always involve yourself with something bigger than you are. At its beginning, every great success seemed impossible.
You will find what you learn on the path to your goals is actually more valuable than achieving the goal itself. Columbus discovered America while searching for India. Be on the look out for the “Americas” in your path. This week, write down some goals you have and then set your mind to accomplishing those goals with the help of the Lord.
Proverbs 4:25-27 “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.”