Devotionals by Pastor Rick Warren

The Three Things You Need to Reach Your Goals
By Rick Warren

“We plan the way we want to live, but only GOD makes us able to live it” (Proverbs 16:9 The Message).

Proverbs 16:9 says, “We plan the way we want to live, but only GOD makes us able to live it” (The Message).

You get to plan the way you want to live, but only God gives you the power and energy to actually make the transformation. Why? Because God provides the three things you must have to reach your goal and change your life.

You need God’s Spirit to empower you.

God’s Spirit can help you to make changes you can’t make on your own. It’s not based on willpower; it’s based on God power. It’s not based on trying; it’s based on trusting.

Zechariah 4:6 says, “‘You will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord All-Powerful” (NCV).

You need God’s Word to guide you.

The Bible is the owner’s manual for life. The more you read it, study it, memorize it, and meditate on it, the more successful and fulfilled you’re going to be in life.

When Joshua was given the great dream of taking over the Promised Land — a goal that was going to take him the rest of his life — God had these words for him: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success” (Joshua 1:8 NASB).

You need God’s people to support you.

You will not be able to reach your goals on your own. It takes a team to fulfill a dream!

A crowd can’t support you, but a small group can. They know when you’re sick, when you’re having a tough time, when you need a break. You can share your goals and your successes and failures, and they will rejoice with you and encourage you to keep going. You’re going to need that when you make the right kind of goals and pursue them wholeheartedly.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped” (The Message).

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >>

Talk It Over

When do you find it difficult to trust God’s Spirit to work in your life?

How can you make God’s Word a part — or a greater part — of your daily life so that you can grow through its instruction and wisdom?

What people around you, including your small group, can you rely for support as you pursue your goals?

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


Discover God’s power to change your life!

When you’ve had all the “crazy” you can take…

Do you have a relationship that drives you crazy? Maybe it’s a spouse, sibling, parent, co-worker, or the crazy relative that really pushes your buttons.

Pastor Rick shows how you can turn crazy relationships into peaceful ones through his You Make Me Crazy Study Kit.

This 6-week video study includes a DVD and study guide—and helps you . . .

• Reconcile with the people who drive you crazy
• Start healing from past hurts caused by others
• Understand the emotions simmering beneath people’s words
• Turn conflict into cooperation
• Offer God’s immeasurable love even when it’s hard

The You Make Me Crazy Study Kit is our thank you for your gift to share the hope of Jesus Christ through Daily Hope! Request your copy today when you give below.

May it help you learn to love even the most difficult people in your life.

This devotional © 2017 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.

continue reading...
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015

About Daily Hope

Everyone needs hope.  Daily Hope with Rick Warren shares a meaningful message from Scripture, practical and applicable, to encourage, equip and train people to fulfill God’s purposes for their life. Listen M-F for your daily hope! www.RickWarren.org

About Pastor Rick Warren

Pastor Rick Warren is passionate about teaching people to learn, love, and LIVE the Word! Through the Word, he believes people can attack what he calls the five “Global Goliaths” – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy/poor education. Pastor Rick founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, which has grown to over 25,000 members, and has more than 300 ministries to groups such as prisoners, CEOs, addicts, single parents, and those with HIV/AIDS.

Pastor Rick’s mission is to provide Daily Hope to listeners through sound Biblical teaching, and he plans to mobilize believers to reach the 2,900 remaining tribes that have not received the Gospel of Jesus. His latest book, The Purpose Driven Life, is about the purpose we find in following Christ, and is the best-selling hardback book in American history, according to Publisher’s Weekly. 

Contact Daily Hope with Pastor Rick Warren

Daily Hope Ministries
PO Box 80448, RSM, CA 92688 
1-800-600-5004
Cancel