Last week, I challenged you to write you OWN OBITUARY! As we think about where we are going in this life, we need to remember that God created us with several parts, that are ALL supposed to work in harmony. Like a pie with separate pieces, each part is critical to who you are; and all of these parts must be considered when you set goals.
The four parts of a person include:
If you fail to give each part the proper attention and care as you reach toward your God-given purpose, you’ll experience problems. This means that your goals must agree with your spiritual convictions. If you set goals that go against what you know God asks of you, you will become fragmented emotionally and intellectually and you will lose your joy and enthusiasm and you WON’T be living a balanced life of integrity! For example, because God created you as a spiritual being, He wants you to love Him with your whole heart, soul and mind as mentioned below.
Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
So, What… for This Week?
There’s no doubt that God wants you to fulfill your purpose, however, be mindful not to neglect any of the four quadrants areas while you do His work. Remember that the world does not rest on your shoulders. You will make mistakes in setting goals. It’s OK. Because God wants to see you do His will, He will teach you the way to go as you walk in faith (Psalm 32:8).
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