Friday 9 October 2015

Practical Tips to Achieve Your Goals

Hello everyone,

Trust you are well. Time seems to be flying by so quickly and we are already in the last quarter of 2015.  One of the things that people do towards the end of the year or very early in a new year is to set new goals.   It is possible that we might not be where we expected to be by now in relation to those goals.  In my last post, I talked about forgetting those things that are behind us, identifying those things that stopped us in the first place so we can press on in prayer, word and action to lay hold of what God has in store for us.

As we look forward to next year in anticipation of what God has in store for us, let us make sure that our goals are line with His plans for our lives.  Personally, I believe that pursuing anything that is not in line with His will for my life is a waste of my time and resources.  The bible states in Proverbs 19:21 that "many are the plans in a person's heart; but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails'.  The NLT puts it this way. 'You can make many plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail'.

Sometimes you will have your to do list but at the end of the day, you might not have done everything that you planned to do.  For example, on Saturday, I had a list of things that I wanted to achieve for the day.  I got up early to make a start but I ended doing something else.  I remember thinking to myself that what happened to me.  I still saw that it was a fruitful day with my family.  My plans were different at the start of the day but I believe God's plans came to pass.

The bible says that we should commit whatever we do into God’s hands and He will establish your plans (Proverbs 16:3).  Please see below some practical tips to achieve your goals
  1. Commit your goals to God, as you do that, He will let you know whether to go ahead with them or not.  Sometimes, He will give you a different strategy to achieving them.  God cares about every detail of our lives so share your goals with Him.  We must learn how to hear from God. As stated in Psalm 37:5, as you commit everything that you do to the Lord, trust in him, he will help you.  Another translation use the word ‘entrust’ instead of commit.
  2. Set the goals by writing them down.  Have you written down all your plans and goals for the rest of 2015 and 2016?
  3. Identify three habits you need to form to achieve your goals and why you need to form those habits.
  4. Identify three actions that you need to take.
  5. Have an accountability partner or mentor.
  6. Know what has stopped you in the first place and press in prayer, his word and action.  Pray for greater grace to accomplish.
  7. Get rid of fear and do it.
  8. It’s never too late.
As long as you are alive you have the choice to keep trying until you finally succeed.  I leave you with Proverbs 21:25 - “Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work.  This is a reminder that we need to do what it is necessary to achieve our God given goals.  His grace is available for us.

Please see below more information about our coming event in November, we are trusting God for a time of restoration, healing and deliverance.  Hope to see you there.  Have a fruitful October in God's presence where we are safe and enjoy your weekend.

With kind regards,

Dupe Makinde
President, Blossom Network
Director, God’s Grace Foundation

Join us for a time of great impact and restoration in God's presence.
Do you feel that you have lost everything because of past mistakes and disappointments?
God will restore as He did for Naomi.
Highlights - Special session for over 50s, Personal Development, Worship, Word & Prayer.
Date: Saturday, November 7th 2015
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue:  Ground Floor, Royal Sovereign House, Beresford Street, London SE18 6BF
Admission is free.

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