How to Set Faith Goals
But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds, they stand.
Have you ever set faith goals? Most people set goals for their careers, physical wellness, and personal growth. Sadly very few believers set goals for their faith.
But here is the thing every other area in your life is linked to your spiritual life. Your spiritual life has a major influence on your physical, mental, and emotional well being. So setting faith goals is something that every Christian should do.
What are Faith Goals?
Faith goals are targets or objectives believers set to help them get closer to God. Faith or spiritual goals help us to become Christ-like. Goals give us a path or direction to follow so that we can grow spiritually.
Your faith goals can be something like:
- Finding a Spirit-filled and word-based church.
- Fasting one to three days per month.
- Reading the Bible for 30minutes each day.
So how do you set spiritual goals? Here are ways to do that:
We all go through different seasons in life. It is only God that knows what lies ahead. So what about starting your goal setting project with prayers? Ask God to give you direction so that you can understand what to include in your list of goals. (Psalm 37:4-5)
Inquiring from God will help you avoid setting vague goals. Remember to also pray over your goals after you have set them so that God can establish them.
Write down your Goals
It seems obvious, but most people do not write down their goals, and that is why most of them don’t achieve them. Writing down your goals will not only help you memorize what you have written down, but it will help you to keep track of them. (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
As you write down your goals, try your level best to be specific. It is okay to write, “I will pray every day,” but you know what is better? “I will pray for fifteen minutes every day.”
Being specific helps you to be more focused and motivated to achieve your goal.
Set Relevant Goals
The goals you set should matter to you. They should match your gifts, talents, and passion. For example, if you have the gift of serving, there is no need to set a goal for prophecy when that is not your gift. Instead, set a specific goal on the number of places you are going to serve others. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)
Set Goals outside your Comfort Zone
God loves to stretch us; that is why he never asks us to do easy things. While your goals should not be vague, they should encourage you to step outside your comfort zone. For example, you can set a faith goal of keeping off social media three days per month so that you can spend time with God.
If you love social media, then you will find this to be challenging, but it will help you to work on your faith and build intimacy with God.
All in all
Setting spiritual goals will help you build intimacy with God and become Christ-like. Make sure to set goals that are specific, measurable, and relevant. Good goals are those that enable you to get out of your comfort zone. To ensure that you achieve your goals, put them in a visible place like your phone or vision board.