Setting goals is a normal part of every day life. It’s actually quite difficult to go through life and not make a goal. Some people make unrealistic goals – eg “I will never let that happen to me again”, is a very common goal people set after a bad experience. Problem with that goal – it requires you to be controlling. You’ve got to constantly ensure the outcomes are not going to disfavour yourself.

Hence to help us set positive goals, the goals must be “Realistic”.

Making your goals specific is really easy; think outcomes that are consistent with life and holiness. Following a bad experience its normal to want some form of justice at worse, show remorse or vindication at best. Some of the bad things people do to us, is because of challenges they are dealing within their own life. The same goes for us. We all hurt people because of the things we are struggling with. Some people struggle to show remorse as a result. Your ability to move on should not be aligned to others having to do anything.

When setting Faith Goals – the things we ask God for, the principle is exactly the same. Be realistic. Jesus visits Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42 and Martha pleads with Jesus to release Mary to help her in the kitchen. Now there was nothing wrong with Martha’s desire in the normal scheme of things. However for the time and setting, it was unrealistic. The things we may desire may be 100% realistic – as with Mary and Martha. However, time we may desire for them to occur, may be unrealistic, which unfortunately makes the entire goal unrealistic.

So be realistic about what you want.

Login to Praying.Works, click Faith Goals and write specific faith goals, perhaps even update any vague ones to be specific.

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