Write the Vision;
Make it Plain
Goal Setting God’s Way
by Deborah H. Bateman
What would YOU like to accomplish?
Have YOU prayed about it and asked GOD what He would have YOU do in the next year?
I have a few Scriptures I wanted to share with you that I think relate to GOAL SETTING or what some might call, at the first of the year, making New Year’s Resolutions.
2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
A good way to get started setting GOALS may be to LOOK BACK at what you accomplished in the past year. Look at where YOU are and where YOU want to go.
What are some of the next steps YOU need to take to move forward with YOUR GOALS? You can break your GOALS up into yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily GOALS.
I’m not one to have every detail figured out like some people. But, I do like to look back at the past year and see what God has done in my life and look forward to the next year to see what He will do.
This Scripture tells us to WRITE the VISION and MAKE it PLAIN. The more details we can come up with the easier it is to try to follow the plan.
Of course, we can’t plan the whole year in advance, because there will be circumstances that happen in our lives during the year that we have no idea will happen.
But, it is a good idea to WRITE down the things that YOU would like to ACCOMPLISH during the year and TRACK your progress along the way.
I do find I remember things better if I WRITE THEM DOWN. Even when I make a grocery list and leave it in my purse or at home when I go to the store, the act of writing it down helps me to remember it. I may not remember everything on the list, but I am more likely to remember more of the things I need to do or get if I WRITE THEM DOWN. So, I do think there is some validity to WRITING our GOALS down.
This Scripture reminds us to WRITE down our VISION and make it PLAIN so those who READ it can RUN with it. This reminds me of a TEAM that is working together to accomplish a GOAL. Each member of the TEAM needs to know what the goals are for the team. They also need to know what the PLANS are to reach those GOALS and what their part is in reaching the GOALS. When we work together as a team we are able to accomplish more.
This is an acronym I’d like to share with you. It is from the word TEAM.
TEAM = Together Everybody Achieves More
The next verse reminds us to stick with the VISION, even though it may take longer than expected, if you hang in there it will eventually come to pass. Things don’t always happen when we want them to happen, but God rewards those who are faithful. Sometimes it may take longer than expected, but with GOD’S HELP, YOUR DETERMINATION, and the TEAMWORK of others finally YOUR GOALS can be accomplished.
What are some of the things YOU want to SET GOALS concerning?
Personal Goals – Where do YOU see YOURSELF one year from now?
Spiritual Goals – Where would YOU like to be in YOUR spiritual life by the end of the year and what is it going to take for YOU to get there?
Physical Goals – How would YOU like to improve YOUR physical well-being? Would YOU like to weigh less? If so, how much less would YOU like to weigh? Do you need to eat healthier? How about incorporating more fruits and vegetables into YOUR diet? Do YOU need to exercise more? What kind of exercise will YOU do? How many days a week will YOU exercise?
Mental Goals – What do YOU want to learn in the coming year? Is there some new skill that YOU would like to master? Do YOU need to take some classes in order to learn it?
Emotional Goals – How about YOUR relationships? Do YOU need to improve YOUR relationships with YOUR friends or family members? How will YOU go about improving YOUR emotional well-being?
Business and Career Goals – Do YOU have a DREAM of a certain career GOAL? Is there a certain level YOU would like to reach in YOUR business? What do YOU need to do to get there?
Financial Goals – What are YOUR financial goals for the coming year? What do YOU need to do to accomplish YOUR financial goals?
Remember the saying, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” There may be some people who HELP us along the way but, ultimately it is up to us to accomplish our GOALS.
Look at each of these areas. See where YOU are now and where YOU would like to BE by the end of the year. Then, start to PLAN the steps it will take for YOU to get to each GOAL. Check YOUR progress along the way – quarterly, monthly, weekly, or every day to see how you’re coming along with reaching the GOALS you’ve set. By the end of the year YOU may be surprised at how many of YOUR GOALS YOU were able to reach or maybe even exceed the goals you had planned.
Proverbs 29:18 tells us, “Where there is no vision, the people perish:”
Go ahead and pray about YOUR VISION for the next year. Ask God to help YOU clarify YOUR vision by showing YOU what HIS will is for YOUR life in the coming year. When HE shows YOU what HE wants YOU to do, WRITE IT DOWN.
Check YOUR progress periodically. Look forward to what this year will bring and what YOU can accomplish with the help of the LORD. YOU may be surprised.
YOU may accomplish more than YOU ever dreamed possible.
If YOU would like HELP in learning How to Set and Achieve YOUR GOALS for the coming year, I am offering an online course to Help YOU Set and Achieve YOUR GOALS.
I will be sharing some of the TIPS and STRATEGIES that I use to REACH my GOALS with YOU.
- We will be discussing:
“Write the Vision, Make it Plain.” The importance of WRITING YOUR GOALS DOWN.
- What are YOUR priorities
- Learning to ASK for what YOU want out of LIFE
- What is holding YOU back from achieving YOUR GOALS?
- Learning How to Set SMART GOALS
- And other topics to help in the area of GOAL Setting and Achieving Your Goals.
Join me for this course and learn How to Set and Achieve Your Goals.
The course will begin on Wednesday, January 6th. We will have a teleseminar for the following four weeks to discuss GOAL SETTING and help YOU get started on YOUR GOALS for the year.
We will have a private Facebook Group where we can share our GOALS and encourage one another in reaching our GOALS for the coming year.
This Goal Setting Course with Deborah H. Bateman is only $197.
Think about the value of reaching YOUR GOALS. What would it mean to YOU to finally Accomplish YOUR GOALS?
We even offer a money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the content of the course you can ask for a refund.
This is a limited time offer. Class starts soon and once the class starts there will be no more openings until we offer the class next time.
So Register today and let’s get started on this journey of Setting and Achieving Your Goals.