As I mentioned last week, vision needs to be plainly written down before we can achieve it.  That vision also needs to stay in front of us – it needs to be posted in a place where we can “run with it”.  The more we keep the vision in front of us, the more we’re motivated to take action.  Writing the vision down gives it greater permanence and importance for our lives. I have my “obituary” and my vision statement on a cork board in my office and read them every morning and then I reevaluate my SMART goals and how that all applies to my activity today.  It’s so refreshing to feel like TODAY actually matters in the big picture of my life! 

Psalm 20:4 (NIV)

May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.

So, What… for This Week?

You should include SMART goals that are both big and small. Just because they’re big doesn’t mean they’re not attainable. We all need a few “God” sized goals because they help us grow and deepen our faith.  Nothing is impossible with our Lord, but don’t be tied to the outcome.  If the goal doesn’t come to fruition even if you took action to make it happen, it may not be the right time, the right “thing,” or perhaps the journey is what God wanted you to experience. God is in control.  To make 2021 a great year, have SMART goals. God is aware of the dreams that you have and what you want to accomplish in life, so let Him be your guide!

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