Is there anything you want to accomplish before 2020 ends? How about goals for 2021? As I pray about what I want to accomplish, my number one goal is to please Him! This statement is twofold. First, as Christians, our number one goal should be to please God. Second, if you are married another goal should be to please your spouse. Singles only have to focus on the first. However, if pleasing God is your goal be sure to hook up with someone who feels the same.
Pleasing God should be the foundation for every goal. I desire to please Him in my walk, talk and simply put, the way that I live my everyday life. How about you? When our ways please God, so many other things will fall into place. So what does it mean to please God? Pleasing God is walking in obedience to His Word, His Will and His Ways. It’s having faith and doing what Jesus wants you to do with; your body, mind, your money, your job, your family, your living arrangements, your children etc. It doesn’t mean that we are perfect but our highest priority is to please God. It is so important for us to learn the will of God and get an understanding so we can know how to please Him.
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding: that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.“ (Colossians 1:9-10)
This verse brings me to my Second point on “Pleasing Him.” This time I am talking about pleasing your spouse. Colossians 1:9-10 reminds us that we need to have an understanding and knowledge of God’s will before we can fully please Him. Likewise, in order to fully please your spouse, you need to have an understanding and knowledge of their desires before you can fully please. A husband/wife who desires to please the Lord should also desire to please each other.
In closing, as you set goals I want to encourage you to pray and do what pleases God. God’s will always lines up with HIs Word. Pleasing Him brings peace. Lord, please help us to please you! “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. “ (Proverbs 16:7).
Until next time. . .