Stop! Right now! Look at hard at your calendar. Now look at your checkbook. What do you see in larger relief? Where does your time go? Your money? Do they go where you want them to go? Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10 that the Lord has faith in you. God guides you through your wants and needs. Pray. There is no better starting place than prayer for goal-setting. God’s guide to goal-setting includes hope, the vision of what can be; faith, the belief that the vision can be realized with the energy of the Holy Spirit; and love, the action phase, where you get busy and do.
This message is adapted from “Your Gift of Time” written by Carole L. Kraemer in the January 1993 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.