how to set goalsChristian goal setting teaches you how to set goals using Biblical principles. This goal setting approach that uses Scriptures is very effective because it helps you not only set good goals but also achieve them since all Scriptures have been given by God to instruct you so that you can perform your good works perfectly. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


1. In all your ways, acknowledge God and He shall direct your way 

Proverbs 3:6 is the first of the three Bible verses for Christian goal setting because consulting God is the first step to take when you set out on the goal setting process.  This is because regardless of whether you are setting life goals or business goals, asking God for direction can help you sidestep many time and money wasting pitfalls when you set out to achieve your goals.


2. Write down the vision so that you can read it and run with it

Habakkuk 2:2 is the second spiritual step for setting and achieving goals. This is because writing down your mental vision or drawing what you ultimately want to achieve makes it plain before your physical eyes. This in turn clarifies the steps you have to take to achieve that goal and thus simplifies the goal setting process.

For example if you want to buy a house by the end of next year, writing in your journal, “I want to buy a $300,000 house in December next year” and then pasting a picture of the type of house you want to buy next to your declaration, will help you set the goal by enabling you to calculate how much money you need to save each month to be able to afford the house. In addition, it will also reduce the time wasting confusion that arises from not being clear about what type of house you want to buy.

In addition, this drawing and writing down of your vision will also help you achieve your goals since the picture will motivate you to stick to your saving plan and the declaration will remind you of how much time you have left.


3. Commit your way to the Lord and He shall bring it to pass 

Psalm 37:5 is the third Bible verse for Christian goal setting because it urges you to entrust your goals to God by having confidence in His ability to help you achieve them. Entrusting your goals to God helps you set great goals to achieve extra-ordinary things because it gives you reminds you that you have God’s supernatural power to help your limited natural power.

In addition, committing your goals to God also helps you achieve your geat goals especially when you encounter obstacles since your faith in God bringing your goals to pass strengthens you and enables you to persevere through the trials.  


Therefore, the next time you are setting financial goals or setting career goals or setting health goals or setting sales goals or setting business goals or any other type of goals, follow these three simple Christian tips on how to set goals and achieve them and you will not be disappointed.