Having goals and dreams is nice, and they are important, too.
Without goals and dreams, we’d get nowhere. We’d be on our parents’ couch in the basement staring blankly at cartoon reruns from our youth.
We can move forward and upward when we envision where we’re going.
As Christians, we have a responsibility to keep God’s goals and dreams at the top of our daily to-do list. His agenda must drive our plans and decisions. He must he first, and we must allow him to lead us.
Here are three ways to ensure we’re following God’s agenda and not ours.
Agenda Application No. 1:
John 15:15 says:
“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
Speak to God before you open your mouth to speak to others. Pray for direction before starting a new project. Keep God in your thoughts all day long.
Agenda Application No. 2:
Matthew 20:26-28 says:
“It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Consider other’s needs first. You’ll be surprised how often they’ll offer their help in return. A cup of coffee or listening to their problems goes a long way.
Agenda Application No. 3:
Ephesians 2:10 says:
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Pay attention to what’s next on your to-do list (even if it’s not written down). Nothing is unimportant. God can use the small tasks we perform to bless other people and bring glory to his name.
Sometimes God’s goals for us are grandiose and will change the world. Other times, God wants us to change the world at our elbows. Let’s do it in his name, well, and with a smile on our face.
We are God’s hands to bless those who need him most.
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