Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be. Your heart will pursue anything that you consider to be important. For your heart to pursue the right things, you must treasure the right things. You must have godly desires and godly goals.
A godly goal is any specific Christ-centered target that you set for yourself. It must be something that reflects God’s purpose for your life. God’s Word is filled with what is right and good, therefore reading and learning the Bible is a good place to start and a good place to stay.
A godly goal does not depend on people or circumstances beyond your ability or right to control. It is a goal that depends on God’s grace and the help of the Holy Spirit. Although people may let you down, you can still fulfil your godly goals and desires. When your desires are of God, His grace and favour abounds towards you.
Holiness is a godly desire. Walking in love is a godly desire. Knowing the will of God is a godly desire. Sharing the gospel with others is a godly desire. Set these desires as goals to pursue. Seek these first and all other things shall be added to you.
When your ways please the Lord, He answers your prayers before you pray. When your heart is in the right place, God’s will becomes your will. His thoughts become your thoughts. His ways become your ways. If these are your treasures in 2018, then your heart will be in the right place this year.
Prayer: Ask the Lord for grace to walk in all His ways this year.
Scriptural Reading: Colossians 3:1-16