The DoctorHere we are, almost half way into 2014 – time for a check-up. So, how are you doing with the goals God has established for you this year? You do have goals, right? If not, you better get some. Let me know how I can help.

For the rest of you, I hope you have not become distracted from your goals by the urgent; or discouraged by your progress. Believe it or not, there are some Marketplace Leaders that have already given up entirely on their goals. If any of this describes your situation, let me encourage you:

  1. It is not uncommon to become frustrated with goals that have not been established by God. After all, He is the CEO; and He will direct His resources to meet His goals. It may be necessary for you to take a mulligan on this year’s planning, and begin again by asking your CEO what He wants you to accomplish with His enterprise.
  2. If you are pursuing His goals, then you may be running into a few challenges – even chaos. This is normal (say that to yourself). God allows challenges and chaos to prepare and refine us for the ultimate challenge – letting our light shine for His glory (Matthew 5:16).
  3. We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character; and character, hope; the hope does not disappoint (Romans 5:2-5). But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance (Romans 8:25).

Marketplace Ministry Tip: Spend some quality time reviewing (or establishing) your goals with your CEO. His door is always open. Let Him assess the 1st half of the year, and speak into the next. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Galatians 6:9).

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Your servant and His forever,