I believe the Bible is clear regarding the goal of the Christian life (Philippians 3:10). The word "goal" is used 7 times in Scripture. Since setting goals are biblical, why do so many believers have none?
Here are three goals of the Christian life:
1. Salvation. It is God's will and desire that all people are saved (Acts 17:30). The first goal is salvation and baptism. This first goal is where many lost people and believers get stuck. Lost people are never saved and some believers are saved, but never grow.
2. Discipleship. God wants His people to grow (1 Corinthians 3:6). Growth is hard, mundane and boring. Daily crucifying yourself with Christ. The grind is where disciples develop. You should know God, know the Bible, and know how to be obedient to the Lord's prompting as you grow as a disciple.
3. Reproducible. Who are you investing it? Who do you make time for? The Great Commission is centered on reproducible disciplemaking (Matthew 28:19). Our sinful nature leads us to selfishness than reproducibility. God's people multiply.
The productive and effective Christian is the goal-setting Christian.
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