Some people don’t like to set goals because they’ve done it in the past and it hasn’t helped them. In fact, it left them more discouraged than when they started because they ended up with a sense of failure at not achieving what they set out to accomplish.
The problem, however, may not be unrealistic goals as much as unrealistic time frames. Every goal should have a projected completion date. That which can be done at any time will be done at no time. But there’s an almost universal tendency to set those completion deadlines sooner than we can deliver.
If you have that tendency, step back and evaluate for a moment what is realistic based on your past performance, current obligations, and an allowance for the unforeseen problems that will arise along the way to completing your goal.
God’s plan for your life unfolds in His timing. Prayerfully discerning what that timing is to be, is a big part of redeeming 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.