Goals become gods.
Goals are not a bad thing. Most of the things we’re going to talk about in this series are not BAD things. They are good things that end up in the wrong places and cause major problems for us. Our goals become a problem when they take precedence over the things God’s calling us to do. Some of these callings are specific and led by the Spirit, others are spelled out in scripture. We might be called to help someone in need, say a kind word of encouragement, or reach out to a brother or sister in Christ. Yet, we’re also called to keep our family as a priority, love people, and passionately pursue God’s kingdom in this life.
Goals are not a bad thing. When our goals become our gods and our decisions become about getting closer to our goals rather than getting closer to Christ we’ve got to do some prayer, repentance, and readjusting.