Practical Steps to Go Beyond What Hinders Your Goals

In this episode:

Have you ever stopped to think about what you’ll need to accomplish your goals and dreams? This week’s podcast covers how to work through the factors that could stand in the way. And there’s a custom free resource to help you work on your goals!

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Inspired Life

This week, I talked about goals and specifically the factors that affect the outcome of striving for your goals. Have you heard these verses used in relation to goals? 

Proverbs 16:3  “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
Proverbs 16:9  “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” 

One of the dangers is that we could fall in a mindset of thinking God will hand us our fulfilled dreams on a silver platter. He’ll do all the work and hand you the finished dream. That isn’t how it works though, is it.   

We seek him first and he gives us a dream, but it’s like an unassembled dollhouse kit. We have to follow the instructions and put it together with the resources he gives us, seek after the pieces he provides in different ways, and add our creative touches in the process. There is a lot of freedom in the plan.  

Some types of goals: 

    • Getting out of debt 
    • Getting a degree 
    • Writing a book 
    • Learning to paint 
    • Getting a promotion
    • Losing weight 

I encourage you to write out your goal. Then write a statement about why you want to reach that goal. If you don’t know why you want to pursue the goal, it will become way too easy to get off track. 


Life, Repurposed

In this episode, I talked in detail about the factors that affect outcomes:


I created the following resource to help you work through specific questions related to each of those areas.  

Recommended Resources

You might also be interested in the Hardcover 1–2–3 Ideas and Progress Journal to help you with setting daily tasks for your goals, celebrating wins, and creative dreaming. 

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Michelle Rayburn is the author of The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: When God Turns Trash to Treasure, as well as a small group Bible study to accompany the book. Learn more about these and her other books here. A sample chapter of the book and Bible study are available for free download.

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