Spiritual Goals

By Mike Van Pelt, ONE Way Coach

Like many men that are driven to want more in life, I’ve spent a lot of time on the development of goals over the years.  Many of these goals were misinterpreted pieces of striving to keep up with everyone else.  

Funny thing is, the basis of avoiding this misinterpretation is something I learned as a child in the Tenth Biblical Commandment, though shall not covet thy neighbor.  I’m either a slow learner, or I didn’t fully know my “why”.

Life happens so fast, and for many men and we allow life to get in the way of not just setting goals that really matter but allowing them to be spirit filled and led by the Holy Spirit.

Consider these passages from the Bible:

Isaiah 32:8 – But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.

Psalms 20:4: May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

In Jeremiah, God tells us there is a plan for each and every one of us: a wonderful and amazing plan. It’s a plan for success and joy.  What a great and wonderful thing it is to know that we can have a high level of success and satisfaction by creating spirit filled goals.

This begs the question, where and how do I find these plans?

God has given you the desire and invitation to succeed and pursue your goals through the masculine heart.

Since God planted the plan in your heart, look in your heart. Look prayerfully and journal to help develop a creative plan that has a clear vision for your future and answers, what do I want?

Once you have determined what you want, focus on “why” you want what you want.  By prayerfully considering your true motivation and purpose within your vision, you will gain a deep understanding of what makes your heart come alive.

Finally, determine how you will get what you desire by developing a process, to fulfill your vision.  Your process will help become your roadmap to success.

My recommendation is you remain patient but vigilant while you’re working through and staying focused on what you desire for success.

Trust in God’s Promise!

God may not give you the entire plan at once and sometimes His will may have a new path in store for you.

I always recommend asking God for assistance in developing your plans.  Your goals are God’s goals for you.  Just think how happy your heart will be when you achieve the success and satisfaction you’re looking for in partnership with a God that loves you.