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Goal Setting

Series Topics
1. Being Responsible
2. Be Trustworthy
3. Conquer Stress
4. Self –worth
5. Grateful
6. Embrace change
7. Live the Golden Rule
8. Prioritize your life
9. My time for personal renewal
10. Goal setting

John 10:10 (msg)
… I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

Ephesians 1:3-6
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.  Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

Ephesians 1:7-10
Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.

Ephesians 1:11-12 
It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

Ephesians 1:13-14
It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.

God is involved with every aspect of my life!

God has a goal and purpose for you!

God is orchestrating things to achieve HIS goals!

Phil 3:13-14
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining (focus) toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

1st Step: Forget the past

• Can’t change a single thing
• Past does not equal the future!!
• Don’t let your past hold you back
• Anticipate/change in the future

2nd Step: Set Goals

• Health
• Family
• Job/Financial
• Education
• Spiritual Growth

Challenge yourself!

1. What do you want?

Involve God
List what you want
Identify how you will measure process
List some easy things
Dream big!

2. What will it take?

Specific tasks
Identify obstacles
Adjust as you learn more

3. How important is it?

Identify why you want it
How it will make you feel
Adjust as you learn more
People will seek pleasure and avoid pain

4. Set some target dates.

Small steps
Show you can do it
It is a process
Be realistic

Phil 3:8-10
8What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth (his motivation) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.  I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection….

GCF 2016

40 days of Prayer & Fasting
Discipleship training
Spiritual freedom
Preaching Series
Discovery Days
Financial Freedom
Training in Marketplace ministry
New Life Groups
Evangelistic outreach
GMI

Ten characteristics of successful people

Summary

From this series, you know what it takes to succeed
Goal setting is a process to achieve success (when you involve God)
Plan on succeeding and living a glorious life

Ten Characteristics of Successful People

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