Today, we’re going to look how to reach your God given goals and how to avoid being sidetracked.
(Ecc 7:8) Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. (9) Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Goals and Distractions
Solomon said that the end is better than the beginning. I don’t think he was being pessimistic here. You could paraphrase his thought this way: “Crossing the finish line is better than crossing the starting line.” When you think about it like that, it makes lots of sense. I think it ties in with what comes next.”
Crossing the finish line takes more than pride. It takes patience. Any work worth doing, any assignment from God, will have built in to it occassions where you’ll want to quit. In fact, all along this journey of the Christian life, you’ll need patience to experience God’s best for your life.
Heb 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
1Pe 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
You’re a fool if you let anger settle into your heart. If you’re a hot head, you’ll be less likely to reach your God given goals.
What About You?
- Do you have any idea what God’s goals are for your life?
- Are you moving toward those goals?
- Or are impatience and anger sidetracking you?