Can you believe 2016 is right around the corner? This year is almost over… Have you set goals for the upcoming year? What are you waiting on? You have a brand new opportunity in front of you to set forth and do what ever you desire……but you got to do it right!

Did you know that God cares about your plans? Did you know that not only does He care about your plans, He really wants you to accomplish your plans?  But you have to do them the RIGHT way!! You must take the right steps! You must get them approved!

There are many scriptures in the Bible that talk about goal setting. However, I’m only going to share a few with you that I think will show you HOW to set goals that will get approved.

1. Without counsel, plans go awry (wrong), but in the multitude of counselors they are established.  Proverbs 15:22 

Before you commit to anything you should seek advice. That advice should come from mulitple sources. First pray about it. Then research it. Then inquire from someone who has been succesful doing what you are seeking to do. Get a support system (a life coach) to help you stay on track. But do not go into anything with blinders.  That is the best way to assure that you do not accomplish what you have set out to do.

2. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. Proverbs 21:5 

A person that is diligent takes time to consider the plan of what they want to accomplish they write it down, they make a plan, they add up the cost. A person that is hasty is excessive, is wasteful, superficial and do not pay attention to details.

Clearly we are expected to be diligent. The Bible says we should do everything in decency and in order. Wouldn’t you think that include the goals we set for our lives? Write down what you want to accomplish

3.  For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words. Ecclesiastes 5:3 

You have to ask yourself “do you want it or do you expect it?” When a person wants something they talk about it a lot.  But when they expect it, they actively pursue it.  Don’t be like the fool only know by his many words.  Instead be wise and give your dreams wings and watch the soar. 

4. Be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!  2 Chronicles 15:7 

There will be times when you want to give up. There will be times when you feel you can’t go on. Those are the times to press harder. Those are the times to ask God for help. Even though you feel weak remember your work will be rewarded if you don’t give up.

Many times we give up right when we are at the finish line. Secret– you will never know how close you are to victory if you don’t write down your destination and have a map to get you to there.

As many of you know, one of my favorite verses in the Bible is  Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in his ways”.  God NEVER directs something that is NOT moving!! But He will put His seal of approval on action.

The best way to tell someone what you are doing is to show them. ~Tina Bailey

How to set goals? Seek wise counsel, write down your goals, get to work and never give up – your dreams will not only come to past they will be approved by God.

Until Next Time,

Tina