If you’re having trouble deciding on your goals for 2015, here are five goals given directly by God and they even meet the S.M.A.R.T. goal strategy we “think we’re so smart” humans have been using in recent years.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Specific: Go! Teach all nations all things. Baptize them.
Measurable: All power is given. Observe all things.
Achievable: I am with you always.
Relevant: Do these things in name of Father, Son & Holy Ghost.
Time-based: Unto the end of the world.
Ephesians 4:21, 25-27
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Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.
Specific: Don’t lie. Tell the truth. Don’t be angry & sin.
Measurable: With neighbors and one anothers.
Achievable: Christ has taught us.
Relevant: Not letting devil win in our lives.
Time-based: Take care of sin before sun goes down.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Specific: Dwell on truth, honor, right, pure, lovely, good.
Measureable: Anything excellent. Anything worthy of praise.
Achievable: God of peace will be with us.
Relevant: Guards are hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Time-based: The final things to do.
John 14: 23, 25, 27
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him…These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you… Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
Specific: Keep God’s Word. Don’t be troubled. Don’t be fearful.
Achievable: God loves us. Jesus leaves His peace. God comes to us.
Relevant: Overcome the world.
Time-based: When Jesus speaks to us.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Specific: Be truthful, righteous, peaceful, and full of faith.
Measurable: Use full armor of God
Achievable: Fight with Sword of Spirit/the Word of God.
Relevant: Vanquish the evil one.
Time-based: Resist in the evil day.
We can apply the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting tool to the commands and teaching of the Bible to help us understand the daily application of God’s precepts to our lives. What a great way to live out God’s will for our lives in 2015!