Eye On The Goal - 90 Devotions for Women on the Go

To Read: Philippians 3:12-14

Eye on the Goal

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

PHILIPPIANS 3:14

I WAS A COMPETITIVE GYMNAST growing up. To perform a medal-winning beam routine, I had to keep my eyes on a fixed point ahead to keep my balance. To look down or look away would mean a fall. The apostle Paul understood this, so he encouraged those in the persecuted church to “fix [their] eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV). And the writer of the book of Hebrews said, “Fix your thoughts on Jesus” (Hebrews 3:1, NIV), and “[Fix] our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2, NIV).

In these verses the word fix means “to reach a goal or look attentively at the goal in front of you.”

Picture it! Cut out pictures of the goal. If you are raising funds for a project, keep the renderings in front of your desk. If you have a goal of writing, print out the best-seller list from the New York Times website and hang it on the refrigerator. If you are losing weight, put up pictures of the outfit you’ll wear when you reach your goal. If you are trying to get out of debt, make a graph so you can see your progress.

Chart it! Plan out step-by-step how you will attain the goal. I use a chart that looks like a set of stairs. I put the long-term goal at the top of the stairs, then I break it into smaller steps with due dates for each step.

Write it! Place motivational, inspirational quotes all over your mirror, on your desk, any place where you will see them. Choose your favorite verses, those that give you emotional and physical strength.

Think it! Create your own motivational prompts, or listen to podcasts and sermons from the leaders who inspire you to excel.

As you focus on your goal, you will see your success as well.

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90 Devotions for Women on the Go
By Pam Farrel, Stephen Arterburn
Tyndale
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