In The Daniel Plan, one of our 5 Essentials is Faith. It SOUNDS really simple, right? But, how then, does our life get all turned around sometimes and you don’t know where to turn? Or worse yet, you feel you have NOWHERE to turn! Ironically, God is always there waiting for you to turn to Him.
It is easy to get so involved, so focused on what is going on in our daily lives, that we just take our faith for granted. Suddenly there is a serious accident, illness, marital problem or maybe just a very stressful situation and our lives seem like they are coming unraveled. We may get depressed, become angry (all too often with God) or we might even turn to something that gives us comfort or escape. In an ideal world, that something would be God, but unless we have a deep seated Faith, we may turn to destructive measures like an extramarital affair, alcohol, drugs or food.
In The Daniel Plan, we try to define food as fortification for our bodies, not our emotions, yet food is one of the main things we turn to in a stressful situation. We strive daily to rely on the other 4 Essentials; Focus, Fitness, Friends and FAITH for comfort and Food for our physical need. It is a daily exercise to prove to ourselves, and others, that we can eat well and eat healthy at the same time. By building our Faith, we learn to rely on God when we are weak AND strong.
So… set your goals, but set GODLY goals. Set them to please HIM, not a perceived image you may have in your mind. You are a child of the King, so place your faith in the hands of the father.
In His light,
“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6a (NIV)
Godly goals are set through faith. The Bible says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God”
(Hebrews 11:6a NIV).
In order to please God, you must set goals that require faith.
What does this mean? It means you must set goals that are bigger than ones you can reach on your own.
For instance, I want you to set a health goal for this year. As I’ve said, if you don’t have a health goal, then your goal is to stay the same or get worse. To move forward and get healthier, you must set a health goal.
Let’s say you need to take off some weight. If you say, “My goal is to lose one pound,” well, you know you can do better than that. Set a goal based on what God tells you to do, and I have no doubt that will be a goal that will require you to remain dependent on Jesus.
You haven’t believed God until you’ve attempted to do something that can’t be done without his power at work in your life.