Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, 29 April 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Setting Spiritual Goals
“And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation.” Romans 15:20 NKJV
A goal is a desired result that a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve. We are not strangers to goal setting; we set financial goals, travel goals, educational goals, relationship goals, career goals, etc; what we don’t often do however, is to set spiritual goals, which happen to be the most important goals.
As a Christian you’ve got to set spiritual goals; goals like praying and fasting for a certain number of days in a month or in a year, reading a certain number of chapters of the Bible daily, completing the Bible once, twice or thrice a year, preaching to people and winning a certain number of souls for Christ weekly or monthly as the case may be.
Setting goals will motivate you to achieve success and significant results. I once set a goal to finish the Bible in three or four months; setting that goal made me travel from school to my village just to be able to read the Bible in a quiet place, and I read 100 chapters of the Bible in one day! Are you a parent? Make spiritual goals that affect your children as well. It’s God’s desire that we raise a godly generation that will do greater exploits and glorify Him on earth. Amen.