“I can do all things through him who strengthens me” Philip.4:13 ESV.
Making a Choice to Be a Master
You’re either going to be mastered by the clock or you’re going to master it. And the only way you can truly master it is with the help of Christ, who gives you strength. We’re not talking here about positive thinking or pull-yourself-up-by your-own- bootstraps, self-help psychology. You need more help to manage your schedule and your calendar.
Faith is a factor in how you manage your time. Even setting goals is a matter of faith. You have to believe that God will help you. Jesus said, “according to your faith let it be done to you’ (Matt. 9: 29 NIV).
How do you set a FAITH Goal?
I have five key principles that have worked for me, personally:
Focus is Key.
A focused goal is specific. You cannot use the words “more” or “less” in a focused goal, because those words cannot be measured. You must say, “I want to do this by this date”.
Make it Achievable.
An achievable goal is possible in faith. If you don’t have enough faith to believe it, don’t set it, because you’re wasting your time. Unrealistic goals are just going to discourage you.
Personalize and Individualize It.
This means that your goal concerns you, not somebody else. You cannot set a goal for what you can’t control! So own your goals and create them, considering your own unique situation.
Make it Trackable.
A trackable goal is measurable. You can measure your progress and prove that you did it.
Make your Goals Heartfelt.
You have to feel passionate about your goal. If you set a goal that you’re not passionate about, you’re not going to accomplish it.
Are you ready to set big, bold goals in faith? Start managing your time well by making goals that are focused, achievable, individual, trackable, and heartfelt.