Are you seeking a way to be more spiritually balanced, if you answered yes, then you will benefit from creating spiritual goals?
Maybe you are like others who don’t see the benefit of having goals. So let me tell you why spiritual goals are important, and why they should be written down.
Spiritual goals are important because they
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15, KJV
- Establish a foundation to visualize your goals
- Provide a place to create a plan for how to achieve the desired goal.
- Develops your knowledge of God’s will for you
- Enhances your relationship with God
Examples of spiritual goals, first remember spiritual goals should be goals that are beneficial for your growth during your Christian walk.
- Bible Study Group
- Dedicated Prayer Time
- Workbook / Study Guides
Journals are an awesome way to express yourself in writing by recording your experiences.
Through journaling, you can visualize your spiritual walk, which will allow you toó revisit and determine if goals were accomplished.
Each goal should have an entry in your journal depicting what the goal is, how you expected the end result of that goal to look and how it will develop an area of your character/life once the has been accomplished.
so when you revisit your writing you can see your growth as well as focus on the areas which are in need of improvement.
Bible study group:
Bible study groups are an excellent method for spiritual goals. Although you must make sure the group’s community primary focus will enable you to accomplish your goal.
- Will you grow spiritually in this community
- Is this a community where you can encourage others to develop their knowledge and grow spiritually?
Another awesome practice is writing down your goal for joining the group, at the end of the year you can revisit to ensure that you have accomplished your goal, if you didn’t accomplish your goals
- Evaluate what hindered your success. Then work to improve in this area or remove or minimize your obstacle.
- Write down why you didn’t accomplish your goals
- Create new goal actions based on your obstacle that will ensure you accomplish your goals
“Be ye strong therefore, let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7,KJV
Setting prayer time is an awesome goal because you are making time to talk with God.
… As you grow in your prayer life you will ultimately grow in your relationship with God
Remember, during prayer you are having a direct conversation with God
if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14,KJV
Fasting is another positive goal that will aid you with getting in touch with your relationship with God, as well as develop a routine of spending time with God.
… nevertheless, make sure the type of fast you choose is productive and is built for success based on your lifestyle, so you won’t start with a fast where the probability for failure is high because it’s too complicated.
…choose a fast for success,
… I recommend choosing a fast with requirements that lineup with your lifestyle.
While fasts are predominantly about sacrifice, choosing a fast that’s too strenuous for you, resulting in failure, can cause you to build an exception of expecting to fail.
“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly” Matthew 6:16-18,KJV
Studying Scripture is one of my favorite spiritual goals.
Studying scripture is one of the more powerful goals because gaining knowledge of God’s word strengthens your spirit man.
Visualizing your goals, once you decide what’s your spiritual goal, then it’s time to visualize that goal to determine what the goal looks like when accomplished.
…I recommend writing out your goals.
When writing your goals, you should include
- Type of goal
- Details of the goals
- Steps to accomplish goals
- Time frame to complete goals
- Area to record success or failure, if goals were not accomplished, also include what hindered you from completing your goals
- Create a new goal from a goal not completed and how to alleviate are minimized the previous hindrance
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Now you know why spiritual goals are important, an idea of the types of spiritual goals, and what to record to determine success.
… Are you ready to create your spiritual goal or goals?
If so, then check out my free spiritual goal e-book to assist you with creating your goals.
A Little About Gwendolyn
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