We all have personal goals but where does your spiritual goal rank on your list? Is it below family, health and wealth? Or maybe you’ve tried setting spiritual goals before but struggle to stay the course and reach them?
In today’s class, I will show you how to set spiritual goals for yourself and accomplish them using simple, practical steps!
Resources for the Setting and Reaching Video Class
Here are all of the resources mentioned in today’s class:
Setting Spiritual Goals Worksheet:
Here’s your free Setting Spiritual Goals Worksheet
Setting and Reaching Spiritual Goals Bundle:
The bundle includes:
- The 5-step Mindset Process
- The Best Essential Oils for Focus
- Journaling Tips
- Scripture Prompts
- Scripture Prompts Examples
- Daily Affirmation Journal
- Scriptural Goals Long Term-Planning Guide
- Spiritual Progress Tracker
- Bonus 2020 editable calendar
Setting and Reaching Spiritual Goals Workshop:
Join my Setting and Reaching Spiritual Goals Workshop Class today!
You will learn even more personalised spiritual goals setting and reaching strategies including:
- how to brainstorm your spiritual goals
- how to break them down into simple and actionable steps
- how to use setting deadlines for yourself more effectively
- more information on how to find the right accountability partner for you
- how to motivate yourself by celebrating your milestones
- and a few other bonuses including a bonus lesson on maintaining your motivation, a Bible reading schedule and an over 300 page motivational planner
Notes for Today’s Setting and Reaching Spiritual Goals Lesson:
There is an accompanying worksheet that goes along with this class. If you haven’t done so already, take out your bible and your free setting spiritual goal worksheet in the link above or check your email for it to follow along.
We will start by answering the following questions:
- why should you set spiritual goals for yourself?
- what type of spiritual goals can you set?
- what are the benefits of setting spiritual goals?
- how can you set and reach your spiritual goals?
- how can you stay on track with your spiritual goals?
- what can you do moving forward?
Why You Should Set Spiritual Goals For Yourself
Personally, setting spiritual goals has deepened my relationship with God. I used to really struggle with viewing God as a “real” person, with thoughts and feelings that genuinely care about me. You may feel the same.
The scripture at James 4:8 has been an encouraging scripture for me, in part, says:
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
If we want a close, personal relationship with our Creator, setting spiritual goals is the first step to achieve this.
Setting spiritual goals will also help you to stay focused on what really is important in life. We make so many other goals, especially new year’s resolution, where our main focus is on losing weight, making more money or other material pursuits.
Where does your spirituality fall on your personal list of other goals? When you are intentional about setting spiritual goals, it will help you gain and improve the qualities you need to have a better quality of life. As Phillipians 1:10 states:
so that you may approve the things that are superior and may be pure and blameless in the day of Christ.
This is what we want to work on in order to gain salvation.
When we set and work on reaching spiritual goals, we become a better person. For example, can you imagine the type of world it would be if everyone made applying the scripture in Romans 13:8-10 a priority? Those verses read:
8 Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not covet; and any other commandment, are summed up by this commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.”
Following bible warnings, examples and principles can help you to be the best version of yourself.
There are so many other reasons why you should set spiritual goals but the last one we will discuss here is that they will help you to strengthen your faith. We all lose faith sometimes, in ourselves, in our family, friends and even God.
This is especially true when we are going tough times. Focusing on the spiritual goals that we set serve as constant reminders that God is here for us to help us through whatever we are going through. He may not eliminate the trial for us, but he will provide the strength to endure our challenges. In Matthew 21:21, it says:
Jesus answered them, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you tell this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done.”
Can you even begin to imagine what you can accomplish by working hard on building up your faith? Setting and achieving your spiritual goals can help you to move mountains!
Examples of Spiritual Goals You Can Set For Yourself
Firstly, we can set the goal of having a closer relationship with God. You can find more self-searching questions in the worksheet but let’s start by asking, “how can I become closer to my Creator?”
Try to personalize each goal: Why is this goal important to me? What steps can I take today to reach my goals?
Secondly, you may want to make it your goal to read the bible every single day. So you can ask yourself; how can I incorporate daily bible reading in my daily schedule?
Thirdly, you may decide to work on the quality of your prayer to God. It is so easy to fall into a prayer routine where our prayers are repetitive and not personal.
We want to aim for our prayers to be similar to a conversation we would have to someone very close to us. Someone we can unburden ourselves on, thank them for the help they provide or just someone to talk to when we feel lonely and misunderstood.
Last, but certainly not least, to deepen our friendship with God, ensure that we read the bible daily and have meaningful prayers, we can make it a goal to bible journal every day.
You can read a scripture, meditate on it and write down how you feel about what you read. You can also journal about what each bible example teaches you and how you can apply each bible principles in your life. You can talk to God about what you are learning and pray for guidance and understanding.
The list of bible based goals you set for yourself can go on and on. Improving ourselves and our relationship with God is an ongoing process. There will be times when we falter in working on our goals, but our God is a loving and forgiving God.
Do you need more examples of spiritual goals you can set for yourself? Here’s your free Setting Spiritual Goals Worksheet resource!
Benefits of Setting Spiritual Goals
Setting and reaching spiritual goals are not only important, but benefits you in so many ways.
Your spiritual goals:
- gives you the confidence to take on bigger goals in life
- they help you feel confident with day-to-day challenges
- you get to be around other people who are goal-oriented and spiritually driven
- people will be drawn to you when you implement positive changes
- you will feel a sense of accomplishment.
Tips for Setting and Reaching Your Spiritual Goals
When setting any goal, you want to start working on it immediately. The longer you wait, the less likely you are to start working on your goals and follow through on them.
Constantly reviewing your goals and also ensure that you stay on track. This means you may how to schedule weekly appointments with yourself to review your progress.
After reviewing your progress, you mean decide to adjust especially when life gets in the way. Be flexible with yourself and set deadlines for extra motivation to meet your goals.
Finally, visualize your success in achieving your spiritual goal. Think about the day when you accomplish your goal and how much happier you will be!
Don’t forget your free Setting Spiritual Goals Worksheet resource that condenses this info into a simple, actionable worksheet!
Setting and Reaching Spiritual Goals Conclusion
I have given you a simple guide that you can use right away to begin the process of setting and reaching spiritual goals. However, if you need ongoing help or encouragement to succeed in reaching your spiritual goals, you can sign up to join my email list of weekly tips and free resources like this and other free video gems.
I also have tons of other scriptural gems throughout my website including this post which helps you see why Setting Goals Instead of Resolutions is so important.
And of course, you can always reach out to me on social media!
I really hope that you have enjoyed this class as much as I have enjoyed sharing this valuable spiritual information with you. Please feel free to message me or let me know in the comments area what you took away from this class.
You can also let me know if you have any questions or share tips that have helped you to achieve your goals.
And if you know someone else that will benefit from this class, feel free to share it with them!