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Setting Goals with an Eternal Perspective

Setting Goals with an Eternal Perspective

As Christians, the most effective goals we can set are those formed with eternity in view. Daily prayer helps develop this kingdom mindset. It enables us to hear God’s direction for our goals.

After prayer, write down specific goals and refine them into measurable steps. Prioritize according to their alignment with God’s purposes. Like Paul, we “press toward the mark” of our heavenly calling (Philippians 3:14).

Eternal goals motivate us to stay focused on what truly matters. For adults, this means managing life and resources in a way that honors God’s design. It includes wise planning while trusting God with the future.

Setting biblical goals promotes responsible preparation so we can finish our race strong. We steward time and talents to further Christ’s work in family, ministry, career and finances.

Observe Christians who persevered through adversity. Despite hardships, they pursued goals with kingdom vision. Paul proclaimed taking the gospel to the Gentiles. With single-minded determination, he fulfilled this calling despite intense opposition.

As Psalm 37 reminds us, when we commit our goals to the Lord and delight in Him, He grants the desires of our hearts. He enables us to accomplish His purposes.

Approach goal-setting as a spiritual act. Seek God first and let Him shape your goals. Evaluate dreams by eternal significance, not earthly achievement. Develop flexibility and perseverance.

God-centered goals yield unexpected fruit and eternal rewards. Live purposefully today. Let heavenly priorities drive your objectives, trust God with outcomes and watch Him work powerfully.

In Christ,

Stephen H. Hammond



Stephen H. Hammond, president and founder of Christian Values Investing Inc., established the first “fee-only” Biblical responsible investment advisory firms in 1993 to help Christians align investments with their values and better manage finances from a biblical perspective. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a finance degree and worked in the Investment Banking industry before joining Merrill Lynch in 1988. Stephen is a published author and speaker, a spirit-filled Christian who traces his faith heritage to preacher ancestors. In 2005, he established the nonprofit Covenant Financial Ministries to teach biblical stewardship principles and money management. Stephen has decades of experience in money management and financial planning. and serves with Kingdom Advisors and the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants. He has appeared on radio and television, spoken at churches, and authored books including Mission Possible: An Investment Guide for Christians and The Successful Life Manager. He married Angela in 1990, and has two adult children.

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