The Rest of Your Story 18: What are your goals?

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I’m saying something scandalous…

You don’t have to have goals.

In fact, I think they sometimes distract from what matters most.

Disclaimer: If goals work for you and fit with who God made you, go for it!

For the rest of us, let’s talk about Directions.

What if we said, “My heart says God is asking me to go in the direction of ___________________ (being healthier, writing a book, changing jobs, etc.)”? Then we can figure out S.T.E.P.s  to go there.

Suddenly it’s about the journey rather than the destination. And that gives us more room to follow God’s leading. On the way to the Promised Land the Israelites “traveled and camped wherever the Lord told them to go.” The most important part wasn’t getting there…it was obedience.

I love this verse from Proverbs, “The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.” There’s always going to be more growth, change, ground to cover, story to be written.

Sometimes we have the illusion that we can arrive. Shocker: We can’t this side of heaven. Embracing that lets us receive grace and celebrate where we are now–loved, accepted, and well on our way.

Life, and our story, is a journey.

Let’s ask God for directions.


TODAY’S QUESTION: What’s one “direction” you’d like to go in?

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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