Have you ever heard the phrase “keep your eye on the ball”… Chances are if you have ever engaged in any type of sport, you have heard this phrase. You might even have heard it in a sport that doesn’t even have ball.
The phrase simply put means don’t lose sight of your goals, keep them in front of your eyes.
Lets face it we have all had goals and dreams that we wanted to seem to true in our lives. What has caused those dreams to become goals, and those goals to become reality? We stayed focused on the point and in the end we achieved our goal. What happened to all the other goals, well they were forgotten and we took our eyes off the ball.
So I want you to think about the challenge that we are putting before you to become third in your life. Putting God first and others second. Sounds great and it is a goal worth going after. Like any goal if we don’t keep our eyes on the ball we will not see it come true. So how do we make this goal happen? Well, we are going to break the goal down into three steps that will help all of us achieve this goal. The first part of this Goal is God becomes number one in our life, and we process everything through God. So lets take a look at the greatest commandment again. Matthew 22:37 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
So how do we keep our eye on the ball? How do we keep a vision on the end point of the first part our goal? For starters you could memorize the first part of this verse, and reference it every day. Put something in your room, that reminds you of this goal, put something in your locker that reminds you of this goal. If you want to achieve something you have to keep it in front of you. You have to see your end point, if you can’t see where you are going you probably won’t arrive.
Think about the goal as you look at the verse. What does it mean for you, to love God with all of your heart? What would that look like?
You have to think about it and then envision yourself doing it each day if you want to achieve the goal.
Goals are important for us, if we don’t have goals that we are running after well we will end up living each day with no real purpose other than just getting what we can.
You are better than that you need to have goals so that you can advance the kingdom and grow each day. We need to get out of our comfort zone and grow!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders