Goals, dreams, and relationships

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2015

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”- Hebrews 11:6

Today Charles Stanley continues his discussion of six common idols we often hold too tightly as he covers goals, dreams, and relationships.

3.  Goals and dreams.  Dr. Stanley notes that we can become so driven to accomplish our objectives and daily goals that we lose sight of (a) the eternal life God has given us and (b) the Lord’s perfect plan for our life.  We seek to build our own kingdom and contentment.  We do what we believe is right from our point of view and see ourselves as accountable to no one.

Nothing we have acquired in this life will go with us into eternity.  But what we have done in obedience to the Lord will endure forever.

4.  Relationships.  Dr. Stanley observes that the concept of relationships even extends to a situation that never seems to improve.  Despair overwhelms us as we wait upon God and seek His guidance.  Feelings of rejection, fear, or bitterness drive us away from God rather than toward Him.  We resist moving in the direction the Lord desires.  It is crucial that we maintain our focus on the Lord, not allowing relationships to become a stumbling block.

Today’s question: How have you reassessed your goals, dreams, and relationships following your vocation loss?  Please share.

Coming Monday: the new Short Meditation, “Lost within Your beauty”

Tomorrow’s blog: “Gripping the past”

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Dave Henning


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