It’s the beginning of 2016. What goals do you have in mind for yourself? Whether it’s getting in shape, living within a budget, or developing your relationship with God, you can follow these steps to successfully reach your goal.
Outcome vs. Input Goals
An outcome goal is your end goal. The final product. For example: I want to lose 20 pounds. These goals are okay, but they are high vision and it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day without a plan of how to achieve such big tasks.
An input goal is a planned step to reach the outcome goal. For example: I’m going to workout three times per week. Or I’m going to limit my carb intake to help reach my weight loss goal. Input goals help you achieve goals in practical steps.
What about your spiritual life? What goals do you have set for 2016?
Here are three simple input goals to help you get closer to God this year:
- Read the Bible. Start your day off with God’s Word. Read a YouVersion Bible plan and make God a priority at the first of your day, every day. Do you have YouVersion downloaded on your phone? If not, download it for free here.
- Make church a priority. There’s nothing more fun than serving God with people you love. When you miss a week at church, you miss a lot. Commit now to attend once a week, every week.
- Give back to God. Giving God the first 10% of your income each month is called tithing. This act of worship not only shows trust in God as your provider, but also builds your faith as you give.
“Successful people do consistently what other people do occasionally.” –Craig Groeschel
This year, be persistent in pursuing the things of God. The things no one sees result in the things everyone wants.
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