GOAL SETTING: LOOK FORWARD
“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 (ESV)
Don’t plan in a vacuum, but run your plans and goals past other people. Get their input, their advice, their experience.
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)
Pray, pray some more, and then pray again! Surround your goals and plans with prayer and ask the Lord to bless you in their doing.
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
Ask God for wisdom as you plan and set goals. Involve him every step of the way as you go along and chart your progress. Don’t be afraid to make mid-course corrections as necessary.
“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 (ESV)
Don’t forget the action part of planning! None of your work and thought will make a smidgen of difference if you don’t actually do something.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)