GOAL DICTIONARYFor all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

(Psalms 90:9-12)

Time was designed by God as a tool for man to number his days and apply his heart unto wisdom.  If we do not pay attention, life will pass us by so quickly that we waste it and lose our opportunity to make a significant difference in the world.  Time has built-in checkpoints to remind us to pay attention to where we are and where we are going.  We call them minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc.  The New year is a great time to reevaluate our lives.  Below is a list of Biblical Goals for the New Year as given in a sermon at Curtis Corner Baptist Church.  You can listen to the sermon here for details on each point.

Biblical Goals for the New Year

  1. Put Faith in the Saviour today.                                  Hebrews 3:7-19
  2. Follow the Lord in Baptism                      Mt 28:18-20, Acts 8:35-39
  3. Seek God constantly.
    1. Wicked don’t seek God                                    Ps 10:4, 14:1-3
    2. Thirst                                                                                     63:1
    3. Desire
    4. Bible/Prayer/Thoughts
  4. Put Christ First in everything.                                        Mat 6:33
  5. Get your love life right.
    1. Not World                                                             I Jn 2:15
    2. Godly things                                                           Col 3:1
    3. God First                                                        Mt 22:37-38
    4. Love people                     Mt 22:39, I Cor 13,I Jn 2:7-11
  6. Be a student of God’s Word
  7. Yield not to Temptation                                           I Cor 10:13
    1. #473 in Living Hymns
  8. Choose to be Like God.
    1. Start with the Big 10                                        Ex 20:1-17
    2. Yield as Spirit Guides                                       Ro 12:1-2
  9. Build your life around the local church.                    Heb 10:25
  10. Make the Healthy Choice                                             I Tim 4:8
    1. Exercise
    2. Eat as God intended
  11. Exercise spiritually
    1. Be Godly
    2. Ministry                                                         Eph 4:11-12
  12. Fulfill the Roles God has given you.
    1. Father/Mother
    2. Son/daughter
    3. Teacher/Student
    4. Pastor/Member
    5. Brother/Sister
    6. Friend/Mentor
  • Be a faithful Witness                                                         Acts 1:8
  • Be a Soulwinner                                                              Pro 11:30
  • Bring Glory to God in all things.           John 15:8;16; I Cor 10:31
  • Ask yourself these important questions:

    What does God want you to do this Year?

    What would you do for God if you had the faith & courage to do it?

    How do you want to feel this time next year?

    Will you:

    Seek God now.

    Make SMART goals.

    Ask God for grace to be faithful.