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Be happy with the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Entrust your ways to the LORD. Trust him, and he will act on your behalf. –Psalm 37:4-5 GW

September 15, 2023

Goals to Achieve Your Dreams

Be happy with the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Entrust your ways to the LORD. Trust him, and he will act on your behalf. –Psalm 37:4-5 GW

God wants to see you achieving dreams. When you set goals, you’ll accomplish the desires God has placed in your heart. Whatever your hopes and future plans hold, may these—Keys to Unleashing Your God-Given Dream—be of help.

God First – Before setting your goals, ask God for direction. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” —Matthew 6:33 NIV

Obey God – What is He telling and asking of you? “Let the wise listen and add to their learning…” —Proverbs 1:5 NIV

Action – What steps will be required to reach your dream? “Write down the revelation; and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.” —Habakkuk 2:2 NIV

Line Up – Line yourself up with like-minded people who have similar desires. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” —Proverbs 27:17 NIV

Step – Stay in step with the Holy Spirit as you carry out your assignment, your God-given dream! “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” —Proverbs 16:9 NLT

Motivation and inspiration will set you on course, but determination and God’s help will empower you to cross the finish line. Each action step you take brings you closer to fulfillment.

prayer focuses

God, I believe You have placed dreams in my heart to achieve. Help me to stay in step in fulfilling my God-given purpose!

Holy Spirit, search my heart and point out what things might hinder me from fulfilling all You have purposed me to complete.

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Barbara Alpert

Barbara was a wife, mother, and grandma who sought to love the LORD with all her heart, soul & strength. She has authored several books for adults and children. She has enjoyed mentoring other writers and seeing them turn their manuscripts into published masterpieces for God's glory. She believed that every person has a God-story within them to be told and shared. Barbara passed away peacefully in November 2023, but Bayside continues to remember and honor her legacy by sharing devotionals written by her in order to inspire and encourage others.