Happy New Year Troop 7401!
I hope all of you all had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating our Savior’s birth and bringing in the New Year! Now that the festivities have come to an end it’s time to focus on our goals for 2020 and how we will achieve them!
What goals have you set for yourselves? Perhaps some new scouting badges? Committing time to do community service? Or academic achievements, like that “A” in Math? The list can go on and on. However, part of the process of achieving any goal is to ask ourselves where God stands on those goals? Keep in mind, God wants to be an active partner with you on your goal setting; Proverbs 16:3 states, “Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established.” In another verse, The Holy Spirit recorded in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding, and in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path(s).” These verses are but a fraction of what God has to say about our goals (vision/dreams), about our future hope.
So, with that said, let us take a look at a practical way we can ask ourselves if our goals, whatever they may be, line up with God’s will for us in 2020. Ask yourself the following 7 questions when you’re investing time in your goal setting or carrying them out:
- Is the goal(s) consistent with the word of God?
- Is this a wise decision to pursue this goal(s)?
- Can I honestly ask God to enable me to achieve this goal(s)?
- Do I have genuine peace about this path(s) or goal(s)?
- Is this decision appropriate for who I am as a follower of Christ?
- Does this goal(s) fit God’s overall plan for my life?
- Will this decision(s)/goal(s) honor God?
Remember, before you see breakthrough in the natural (physical world) we must seek it in the spirit by prayer, supplication, and using the Word of God as our foundation. The Lord has promised us “ALL things are possible with Christ who gives us strength” (Philippians 4:13), BUT YOU MUST BELIEVE THEY ARE. This year marks the beginning of a new decade, let’s make sure God is our partner in whatever we strive for.
Walk Worthy 7401,
Ken Castro, Chaplin
Resource(s): The Will of God; Charles F. Stanley