Goal Setting is a Statement of Faith

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“Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The blind man answered, “Teacher, I want to see.”  Mark 10:51 NCV
It is the end of the first week of January.  It was a tough week trying to achieve the goals I set forth for myself just over seven days ago. By the grace of God I did. I laid in bed this morning thinking, “I didn’t write my blog this week.”  (One of my goals for 2018, write one a week.)
Then I read my devotional this morning.  Titled Goal Setting is a Statement of Faith.  It went on to explain the reason Jesus asked the blind man what he wanted him to do wasn’t because he didn’t already know.  Jesus knew a blind man would want to see again.  It was because He wanted Bartimaeus, the blind man, to state his faith.
God’s timing is always perfect. I needed the reminder.  I can’t do anything without Him.  The reason I wrote my goals in my blog was for accountability.  God just let me know, it was also a statement of faith.  It is what I want God to do for me this year.
At the end of my devotion today, it challenged me.  It reminded me, Jesus asks the same question right now:
“What do you want me to do for you?”
He asks it ever day, every morning.  Have you ever thought about how you would answer that question?  I have to be honest, I didn’t have an immediate answer.  All of my requests seem so trivial.
Then I thought of this verse:
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
Jesus isn’t asking me what I want for tomorrow.  Just for today.  Today is Sunday.  It is a day of rest (Exodus 20:8).  I get to go to church and worship.  I get to come home and spend the day with family and friends.
Today, Jesus, I want you to help me rest.  We’ll worry about tomorrow when it gets here!

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