Goals Stretch Your Faith
By Rick Warren
“According to your faith let it be done to you” (Matthew 9:29b NIV).
Every time you set a goal, you are saying, “I believe God wants me to do this by ‘such and such’ a date,” and that is a statement of faith.
If you state a big goal, God will work in a big way. If you state a medium-size goal, God will work in a medium way. If you state a small goal, God will work in a small way.
So you can see how goals stretch your faith. They affirm that you trust God, but they are also statements of how much you trust God. The Bible says, “According to your faith let it be done to you” (Matthew 9:29b NIV).
This means that no goal is really a goal by default. In other words, if you don’t set a goal, you’ve already set it, and the goal is to stay the same.
See how this works:
That’s why the Bible teaches us to have goals. They are a spiritual discipline. They challenge our faith. They develop our character, and they build our hope.
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