Goal!

February 20, 2007

Yesterday i spoke to a teenager who has done more than many adults: met the Queen of England, presidents, prime ministers, sung with the musical greats, been ambassador for a global charity, and more besides.

Without a faith such early success could lead to a sense ‘what next?’ about life.  I got to the point where i’d done most of what i’d wanted to and stuff i’d not even dreamed of; i reached the end of the rainbow without greater ambition, but to be in that place so early in years smelt of selfishness.

When i got bored of doing that which God had ordained for my life i got a metaphorically slap on the cheek – my motivation had become ‘what can i get out of life for me?’.

If you lack vision or lack a goal or challenge this day then make LOVE your goal -it’s something which can always be improved on (patience, kindness, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs….).

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12 Responses to “Goal!”

  1. Linda said

    What a wonderful goal to work on….LOVE! God is LOVE and as we stive to be like Him, then we will never have to worry about not having a goal in life. To “love your neighbor as yourself” is another goal to reach for. Oh love of God…how rich a pure! Thank you for a great post.

  2. Coops said

    “been ambassador for a global charity”

    somewhere in that sentence lies a goal that may take a lifetime to achieve… charity 🙂

  3. Steve said

    LORD let love be my goal.
    Amen.

    Blessings and Thanks.

    Steve.

    http://newpsalms.wordpress.com/

  4. DulceDiana said

    “I don’t want to get to the top, after that there’s no where to go”- JS

  5. godsdaughters19 said

    Thanks for this. I needed it!

  6. Love is what we need:)

  7. Mark said

    Love is a lofty goal!

  8. No matter how many “physical goals” we reach, we will always need to work on our inner attitudes and character. At least I know I will!

  9. jarvis said

    Amen to your last paragraph Maria.

    “What we need is to love without getting tired.”
    – Mother Teresa

    Blessings In Christ Sis

  10. Larry said

    Tongues and prophecies fade but love is eternal.

    Nice post

  11. Another post to make me think. Thanks again.

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