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Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Set Your Mind on Things Above..."

             Have you had your Joy Juice today?  There are many benefits to setting a goal….especially the goal of having genuine joy in your life through a personal relationship with Christ.

                All around us are people who set goals and…those who don’t! Whether we are successful or not, often depends on the goals we set for ourselves.  Students who graduate from high school, college or any other type of school, set their goal on finishing the courses and graduating with a degree.  Athletes who compete in games or races set a goal to win by practicing and becoming the best they can be.  

                There are many benefits to setting goals.  Charles Stanley points out that goals help us to set our priorities and encourage us to gage our schedule so that we won’t waste time.  Goals help us to “balance our life. Staying healthy and feeling good becomes important because good health is often linked to the ability to accomplish goals.  (Goals are important; and never forget that our spiritual goals) are supremely significant because they are linked to an external purpose and eternal reward.” (Success God’s Way by Charles Stanley)

                Examine your life and decide where your priorities lie.  Are you setting goals that draw you closer to God and help you to focus on eternity?  Colossians 3:2 reminds us to “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” 

                Let’s press on, look forward, and set goals that will help us to have a more personal, joy-filled walk with Christ.

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