Written By Benjamin Dankaka
Many people fail in life, not because they didn’t set goals but for the reason that they set the wrong goals.
Over the years, I have learned that achieving goals do not guarantee success. There are times you may set goals and then succeed in realizing them, but just as you are about to celebrate, you may suddenly discover the goals shouldn’t have been set in the first place. The scripture says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Many people fail in life, not because they didn’t set goals but for the reason that they set the wrong goals. So they spend their entire lives pursuing the wrong. They never realize their mistakes until they get to the end.
To avoid such mistakes, I implore you to always involve God as you set your goals. The Bible says, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purposes that prevails”. Another verse also says, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps”. Indeed, God has given us the right and the ability to make plans, but if we want those plans to be on the right path, we ought to seek God’s guidance because He purposes always prevail.
Prayer: Lord, direct my steps. Amen.
REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 14:12; 16:3-25; 19:21; 16:9
Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.