First Step for YOUR Bold Move
I’m a big planner and have been challenged to NOT over-plan and forget to include God in my planning process, BUT I’ve also come to realize that setting goals is not unspiritual. Many people think that goal setting is unspiritual, because it shows a lack of trust. People have also told me that it’s not right to plan and that instead, people should wait for God to lead them. Granted, God doesn’t want us to forge ahead in pride without consulting Him for direction, but neither does He want us to sit around without acting! He’s given us gifts and talents and has also said that we are called to do good works!
Romans 12:6-8 (NIV)
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
So, What… for This Week?
Forging ahead without seeking God or sitting back and doing nothing can stem from fear or a lack of faith. However, setting goals and consulting with Him shows that you trust Him and believe that He is able to lead you while you are moving forward. This week, start to pray for God’s vision for your life. Journal about what He shows you.