“Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’” Mt. 25:21
When we have a solid vision of where we want to end up, it’ll make our life decisions much easier. That’s what goals are all about. Setting a goal helps us avoid the distractions that don’t line up with our goal and vision. Goals keep us focused and on track. So, once our goals are framed in our minds, we can work back from there. Today’s scripture above, for instance, is a good place to start. If we embrace those words and develop an overwhelming desire to hear (“Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”) it will eliminate the potential of making poor decisions and help bring all our future decisions in line with our goal!
This is the way God works too! Isaiah tells us that God declares the end from the beginning. The scriptures say, “Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’” (Isaiah 46:9-10) God declares the end from the beginning! God has declared His goals! It’s not a big mystery. God knows the plans He has for us. He has already declared them over us, and He wants us to share in His plans! His plans for us are good and not evil; plans that give us a hope and a future” (Jer. 29:11). God is a God of love and His plan is to say to us one day, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! Enter into My joy!”
Let’s make that our goal and begin there and work backward to where are now. If we do that, I believe we’ll see the road more clearly, and it will be less fearful. God has provided for us to be led forth with peace and remain on His path of peace. Many distractions will vie for our attention and will war over our decision-making processes, but if we fix our eyes on the prize, we’ll be sure to remain on The Peaceful Road Home.