look at the heart first

Why Do You Want to Accomplish It?

look at the heart first

Psalm 37:23

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

If you are a goal-oriented person like myself, you have short and long-term goals. Dreams that are attainable and some that are far fetched. You know what you want out of life and don’t mind doing the necessary work. You may already know what you want to accomplish, but there is one vital question that I want to ask you. Why do you want to accomplish it?

Are you doing this solely for yourself or for God? My experience has taught me that the only way to accomplish anything is to be within the will of God. It takes obedience to follow God and allow Him to be the director in your life. It also takes selflessness. Your dream has to be bigger than yourself. It should serve others and glorify God.

If your goals are not in alignment with God’s will, then it may be time to reevaluate them.

 When you know why you are doing it, your vision will become more clearer. I like to stay busy. It’s hard for me to be still. I get so caught up in trying to get things done, that if I’m not careful I may deviate from God’s plan. It’s hard for me to say no when people ask me to do things, so I tend to have a long list of duties. I often wear so many hats that I find myself having less time to devote to the more important tasks. I tell you this as a warning.

Don’t become so involved in trying to be everything for everyone else that you get distracted from your purpose.

It’s okay to help others. As Christians, it’s what we are supposed to do. I only advise that you allocate your time wisely. Spend more time doing the things that you are passionate about. Your passion will lead you to your purpose. Bishop T.D. Jakes said it best:

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”

Is it your purpose or work? If you enjoy doing it and would do it for free, then it’s purpose. If you do it solely to be paid, then it’s work. It’s time to figure out a way to collide purpose and work together, and walk in the will of God. It is only when you are walking in your destiny that you understand the why. My why is so that people will give their lives to Jesus and establish a strong relationship with Him. What is your why?

Matthew 5:14-16(NIV)

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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