Getting to the goal

When I was a youngster, I faithfully made a list of goals each January, locked it in a little box like a state secret, and quickly forgot it. One recurring goal was to learn to do the splits, which I perpetually failed both to work at and achieve. I’ve given up those lists, but it still feels important to think about goals regularly, and especially what actually gets us to them. 

The point of a goal is to accomplish things that might not happen without specific intent and effort. As spiritual things become more real and important in a person’s life, goals become more spiritual. It also becomes more obvious that we need to understand and intentionally overcome what hinders our progress, as well as learn what helps us toward our goals. 

Bible Lens
Bible Lens—January 2–8, 2017
January 2, 2017

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