This weeks Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers.
A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. (Proverbs 13:19)
It’s a good thing to have goals in life. The old adage is true that states, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll surely hit it”. Goals are especially good when they are clearly planted by God in our lives. Many set goals, but not all reach them. Sometimes it’s because we’re unwilling to pay the actual price that the goal demands.
Serious goals will most likely require some sort of self-discipline. If you have a goal of losing weight, you will need to learn to change the way you live – how you eat and how you exercise. If your goal is to buy a house one day, you will need to learn the discipline of living within your means, budgeting, and saving money. If your goal is stop an addictive behavior, there are more than a few steps you will need to learn. You will need to learn to practice those steps on a weekly, daily, and even moment-by-moment basis.
It sounds pretty harsh, but Solomon said that when I refuse to make the changes I need to in order to achieve my godly goal, I am a fool. Yet don’t let that stop you. Don’t forget the goal. When your arrow hits the middle of that target, there is nothing sweeter. There is nothing like actually hitting your goal weight or being sober for a month, a year, or a lifetime. Ready, aim, fire!