WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
“And thus, I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, those who have never been told of Him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”
Romans 15:20-21 (ESV)
FINDING YOUR LIFE’S GOAL
The mission statement of Chick-fil-A is “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” Most of us probably thought it was to make the most awesome chicken sandwich! Truett Cathy experimented for years at the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, GA when in 1964, he finally arrived at the perfect recipe. On that day, the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich was born. That capital A is on purpose – it means “grade A top quality.” And the goal of making grade A top quality chicken sandwiches has helped them accomplish their mission of glorifying God.
Our life’s goal should help us accomplish our personal mission. Two things we learned on Sunday about life’s goals were 1) Your life’s goal is the chief way you seek to fulfill your mission and 2) A life goal is an objective that is so big that it governs everything else you do, and it will likely take your entire life. We also learned that life goals can be changed if they are accomplished and you might have more than one.
In Romans 15:20-21 the Apostle Paul’s life goal was to preach the gospel to people who had never heard of Jesus. He spent the rest of his life pursuing that goal. Although the goal was not completely accomplished, he did accomplish great things. The same may be true of your life goal. You may never accomplish the goal, but the pursuit of the goal can accomplish great things for God. Can you think of some people whose life’s goal has positively influenced your life? Thank God for those people and for their examples. Ask God to help you clearly define your own life’s goal.