Do you have a goal in mind that you hope to accomplish? How do you get from where you are to where you want to be? I once heard that “A goal without a plan is just a wish!” Wow! That is so true! So, how do you make that plan?
First of all, you have to know what your goal is. Example: If your goal is to be a better Bible student, then, you start listing the actions that you need to follow in order to succeed in that goal. The actions should be specific and measurable so that you can know whether or not you’re making progress. For the “become a better Bible student goal,” you might: 1) Set aside 30 minutes each day without distractions to study. This might mean that you need to get up 30 minutes earlier to find a “quiet house,” or you might be able to study during your lunch hour. If this is your plan – you’ll find the time. Or you might – 2) Participate in the Daily Scripture Writing Schedule – Oh, how I love copying God’s Word every day! If you’re not doing it now – school supplies are on sale! Get a notebook and a pen and open up God’s Word every day and “write on your heart every word!” Another action plan may be: 3) Study your Bible class lesson prior to class so that you can actively participate. As the Ladies’ Bible Class teacher in our congregation, you can sure tell who looked over the lesson and questions and who just “showed up.” (Don’t get me wrong – I appreciate everyone showing up! lol) You might: 4) Buy a good concordance or Bible dictionary to help you better understand what you are reading. The list could go on and on.
Do you keep wishing that one day you’ll . . . ? The day will never come unless you stop wishing and start doing! Think about where you want to be this time next year and write down the steps it would take to get you there! As Paul said in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” God Bless, Courtney