So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
2 Corinthians 5:9, NIV
As educators, we are used to writing goals. In today’s scripture verse, Paul tells us clearly what our first goal should be—pleasing God.
Looking ahead to these next few months, what are your goals? What will you do to please God? What have you done in the past weeks that pleased Him? Is there something He has placed on your heart to do but you have been putting off? Is there a student or a coworker who needs extra love, understanding, or patience?
Today, I want to encourage you to set at least one goal and share it with a friend. I also want to encourage you to take some time in the next week to write down ten goals for this school year. Then, put them in a place where you see them once in a while like in your planning book or in your top desk drawer. As you do this, ask God to show you His goals for you, and then set to work obeying Him!
We set our hearts to please You, Lord, most of all. We want to live for You alone. Amen.
Copyright Kathy Branzell.
Kathy has a heart for encouraging Christian educators and currently serves as the President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Prior to this role, she was the founder and president of Fellowship and Christian Encouragement (FACE) for Educators.