“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,” – Philippians 3:13 NIV
“To be heaven-oriented is to be goal-oriented.” – Randy Alcorn, Heaven, p. 455
Goals help us live effectively, or at least feel like we’re living effectively. If we are to take an eternal perspective in life, we are always wise to set our sights toward heaven; to make goals that have to do with our character and who we are becoming in Christ!
Maybe you want to grow in patience? In boldness, or in some tangible aspect of love. Make goals toward these things and begin to trust God for the power to walk in obedience!