FAITH – HOPE – FORGIVENESS by Growing Older


SIX WAYS TO REACH YOUR SPIRITUAL GOALS

TEXT:  Philippians 3:7-10

Every Christian should have some Goal to reach in their Christian life. No Goals, No Bulls eye.

No Goals, you’ll never reach anything. Have some goals – set them high –

Phil 3:10.

We need help and training to reach those goals.

 

1. Be “willing” to grow spiritually. Be willing to let the Lord

    change whatever it takes in your life  in order to reach

    your spiritual goals.  Romans 6:16

    a. Sometimes, if we are not careful, we get stubborn

    b. We may want God’s will our way

    c. We may not be “willing” to give up some bad habit or

        may not be “willing” to change our life  style in order to

        grow spiritually

 

2. Be careful not to compare what we do or have done with

    other Christians. 

    II Corinthians 10:12

    a. I’m as good as they are

    b. I’m better than he/she is

    c. I’m not as good, so why try?

    d. Everyone is on / at a different spiritual level,

        depending on how long we have been saved and what

        we have done with our lives since salvation.

 

3. Avoid keeping relationships with those that drag you

    down. Proverbs 13:20  II Corinthians 6:14-17

 

4. Watch out: Be sure not to achieve your goals through the

    flesh. 

    Romans 8:3-9

    a. Flesh = self: Human nature.

    b. Man MUST be under the influence of the flesh or the

        Spirit of God.

        One of the two will be your master and the character of

        your life.

 

5. Be sure to take the 1st step toward reaching your spiritual

    goals. A person may say that they are “willing” but not do

    anything about it = all talk and NO action

    Proverbs 2:13 & 20;  Romans 8:1 & 4

 

6. When you fail a hard test, don’t give up and quit. Life is

    filled with tests. We tell our children, if they fail a test at

    school, STUDY harder and work harder so that you will

    learn more and get a better grade on the next test. Can

    we not apply that same idea = principle, to ourselves in

    the Christian life?  

     Hebrews 3:9-13,  John 6:6, Psalms 17:3

 

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the SIX WAYS TO REACH OUR SPIRITUAL GOALS really touch my heart. it helps me to be a better Christ follower. its give me some ideas and knowledge to live like Christ. if we have goals its makes us strong when trials and problems comes in our lives.

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