What Do I Want Most?

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I looked up Goals in Life on Google and I found myself on this site: 100 Life Goals & How to Set Them. Some of the goals were fun. Some were serious. Others were inspirational. Here’s an example:

Publish a novel
Ride in a hot air balloon
Plan for retirement
Buy your dream house
Become an inspiration to others

Does being a Christian change my goals? Or are my goals the same as other earthlings? Can a Christian legitimately do this? In other words, can I serve two masters?

I found an old hymn about the goal of a Christian’s life. It reminds me of Paul’s goal: “For me to live is Christ.” This caused me to stop and think. Is this my goal, too?

My Goal is God Himself

My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,
Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God;
’Tis His to lead me there—not mine, but His—
At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.

So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
Upheld by Him, my soul is foll’wing hard
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.

No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost be ofttime great.
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark;
The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.

One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;
One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;
My God my glory here, from day to day,
And in the glory there my great Reward.

Frances Brook
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“For me to live is Christ.” Philippians 1:21

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Lena Rae

I love Jesus! He is my eternal hope, fullness of joy, calm in the storm and so much more. I enjoy reading, cooking, blogging and bird watching. I have two wonderful kids and a loving husband. God is good.

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