Setting the right goals is one of the first steps to redeeming the time. Living life without clearly defined goals is like taking a trip without a destination in mind. It is frustrating and meaningless.
Someone has noted that a good set of goals will be measurable, treasurable, and pleasurable.
First, goals must be measurable. It’s nice to say “I want to do something great for God.” But that’s hard to measure. Be more specific like, “I want to go to the park today and pass out 25 gospel tracts.”
Secondly, goals must be treasurable. That is, they must connect with a cause you treasure and find meaningful. Set goals that move you toward fulfilling a cause close to your heart. It has to be your goal before you’ll pursue it with passion.
Finally, the right goal will be pleasurable. It will give you a great sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that will keep you motivated and make you want to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.