Life goals are a big deal! What do I really want – what do I really pursue in life?
I’ve watched people who say they really want one thing – but their daily lives testify to the fact that they really want something quite different.
Some want security… others seek pleasure… Money and possessions drive the efforts of others… And then there are those who seek power and position. Some seek one thrill after another, pushing boundaries to the very limit. And all those I’ve mentioned just scratch the surface of the possibilities.
The reality is, with some life goals there are collateral benefits… with others sad consequences. Believe me, I want to choose and pursue wisely!
This morning in my Bible reading I encountered a Proverb that caught my attention and said it all for me… A worthy life goal with incredible collateral benefits!
“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor! (Proverbs 21:21 ESV)
Jesus put it another way… “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else will be yours as well!” (Matthew 6:33)
And what was the result of thinking about that this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord?” Some course correction! I want my life goals to be “on target” for God’s favor and blessing!