The three things you need to reach your goals

September 12, 2015 by  
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“We plan the way we want to live,
but only GOD makes us able to live it.” Proverbs 16:9 (MSG)

Proverbs 16:9 says,
“We plan the way we want to live, but only GOD makes us able to live it” (MSG).

You get to plan the way you want to live, but only God gives you the power
and energy to actually make the transformation. Why?

Because God provides the three things you must have to reach your goal
and change your life.

1. You need God’s Spirit to empower you.

holy spirit
You need God’s Spirit to empower you to make changes you can’t make on your own.
It’s not based on will power; it’s based on God power.
It’s not based on trying; it’s based on trusting.
Zechariah 4:6 says,
“‘You will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power,
but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD All-Powerful” (NCV).

2. You need God’s Word to guide you.

The Bible is the owner’s manual for life.
The more you read it, study it, memorize it, and meditate on it,
the more successful and fulfilled you’re going to be in life.

When Joshua was given the great dream of taking over the Promised Land
— a goal that was going to take him the rest of his life —
God had these words to say to him:

“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth,
but you shall meditate on it day and night,
so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it;
for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success”
(Joshua 1:8 NASB).

3. You need God’s people to support you.
people of godYou will not be able to reach your goals on your own.
It takes a team to fulfill a dream!

A crowd can’t support you, but a small group can.

They know when you’re sick, when you’re having a tough time, when you need a break.

You can share your goals and your successes and failures,
and they will rejoice with you and encourage you to keep going.
You’re going to need that when you make the right kind of goals
and pursue them wholeheartedly.

– fwd: v c mathews

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