Set a Goal – and Take Courage!

Goal – and Take Courage!

I was told recently that making a decision and moving ahead with it, even if it’s not the perfect decision, is much better than wallowing in indecision. I’ve been pondering that thought and how it applies to my life right now, and then this morning I received this thought in my inbox:

“I have found that helping people to develop personal goals has proven to be the most effective way to help them cope with problems. Observing the lives of people who have mastered adversity, I have noted that they have established goals and sought with all their effort to achieve them. From the moment they decided to concentrate all their energies on a specific objective, they began to surmount the most difficult odds.”

Ari Kiev
1934-2009, Psychiatrist and Author

It reminded me that whenever I’m stuck in indecision, I can take a moment to set a goal – however small – and then with determination work on it, and that concentrated energy helps me focus and lifts me out of discouragement. 

I love the scripture in Psalms 31:24: “Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”

I trust in the Lord constantly to strengthen my heart. I pray for that daily. And the courage I gain from small accomplishments helps me hope in the Lord even more. 

Is there a goal you can set today, and then work “with all your effort” to achieve? It could be as small as organizing a drawer, but the achievement of that goal can be what lifts you out of indecision and discouragement and helps you look forward with hope. 

I am taking courage – hoping in the Lord – and I’m off to set a goal right now!

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