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Align your goals with God’s

This morning I read my “Life Application Daily Devotional” by Tyndale House Publishers and thought it was excellent, so I wanted to share it with you:

Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
Proverbs 17:24, NLT

While there is something to be said for having big dreams, this proverb points out the folly of chasing fantasies. How much better to align your goals with God’s, being the kind of person he wants you to be! Such goals (wisdom, honesty, patience, love) may not seem exciting, but they will determine your eternal future.

Take time to think about your dreams and goals, and make sure they cover the really important areas of life.

Are your dreams and goals in alignment with God’s? Or are you doing just what you want to do or using your human reasoning to set dreams and goals?

One way to find out what God’s plans and goals for you are is to just get quiet and be still, listening to Him. My friend Beth Cranford painted a beautiful picture of this in her blog post about her and her little boy, Just Sit There and Be Quiet.

I’d love to hear comments from you below about aligning your goals with God’s.

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  • Reply bethcranford April 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    It’s tempting to follow my own personal dreams, but I know it’s God’s dreams for me that I need to pursue if I want to fully live and experience (and share with others) His abundance. The more I abide in Him, the more our dreams become the same. 

     p.s.  thanks for mentioning my article! 

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