Short Devotional about Goal setting and planning


Goal setting and planning are crucial components of our lives that guide us on our pathways to spirituality. They help us visualize our objectives and enable us to organize our resources accordingly.

As children of God, our ultimate goal is to seek His face wholeheartedly and fulfill our divine purpose. When we integrate godly wisdom into our goal setting and planning, we align ourselves with God’s vision, creating a roadmap that leads to Him.

Bible Verse

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” – Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)


This scripture encourages us to entrust all our activities and ambitions to God. It tells us that when we involve God in our plans, He will guide and establish them.

Our human understanding may not always capture the full essence of God’s divine plan for our lives. But by committing our plans to seek His grace and guidance, we invite His divine intervention ensuring we neither falter nor lose our way.

It’s a call to move from mere self-dependency to full reliance on God. It’s a shift from forging our paths on our own strength and wisdom to acknowledging His supreme authority and direction in our lives.

Actions to Take

  • Involve God in your goal setting – Start your planning with prayer asking God for wisdom and guidance.
  • Align your plans with God’s will – Study His Word constantly to discern His will for your life.
  • Track your progress– Keep a journal of your journey and monitor how God is leading you towards your goals.
  • Don’t be afraid of change – Be flexible and willing to adjust your plans based on the circumstances and God’s leading
  • Maintain Faith – Trust God even when it seems like your plans aren’t working out. His ways are higher than ours.

Journal Prompts

  1. How have I seen God guide and establish my plans in the past?
  2. What goals have I set that are aligned with God’s Word?
  3. How do I ensure I actively commit my plans to God daily?
  4. What challenges am I currently facing in my goal setting and how can I invite God into these situations?


Lord, I surrender my goals and plans to You. Help me to always seek Your face and align my plans with Your divine purpose for my life. Grant me the wisdom to set the right goals and the strength to fulfill them for Your glory. Amen.

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As we integrate God into our goal setting and planning, we create a roadmap that is in total harmony with His divine blueprints for our lives. Our trust in His ability to lead and establish our plans reassures us that we are on the right path, always guided by divine wisdom.

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Q&A about Goal setting and planning

Q: What is goal setting?

A: Goal setting is the process of identifying something that you want to achieve and creating a plan to work towards it.

Q: Why is goal setting important?

A: Goal setting is important because it gives you a direction to focus on. It helps you plot your progress, stay motivated, and overcome setbacks.

Q: What are SMART goals?

A: SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. They are designed in such a way to provide clarity and direction necessary to achieve a goal.

Q: How does planning help in reaching goals?

A: Planning provides a clear path towards the achievement of your goals. It helps you understand what you need to do, outlines the resources you need, and sets a timeline to keep you on track.

Q: What are long-term goals and short-term goals?

A: Long-term goals are the ultimate objectives you want to achieve in life or work, often over years or decades. Short-term goals are the steps you take to achieve your long-term goals, typically over weeks or months.

Q: How often should you review and adjust goals?

A: It typically depends on the nature and scope of the goal, but reviewing them quarterly or half-yearly is a common approach. Goals might need to be adjusted as personal or business circumstances change, or when you have achieved part or all of a goal.

Q: What is the difference between a goal and a plan?

A: A goal is the ultimate outcome or achievement you’re aiming for. A plan is the detailed steps or strategy you intend to follow to achieve that goal.

Q: Can you have too many goals?

A: While it’s good to have several goals, having too many can divide your focus and make it harder to achieve any of them. It’s better to focus on a few key goals and dedicate your energy towards achieving them.

Q: What tools or techniques can help with goal setting and planning?

A: Tools such as goal-setting worksheets, vision boards, and project management software like Trello or Asana can be useful. Techniques might include SMART goal setting, visualization, affirmation, and regular review and reflection.

Q: What role does self-motivation play in goal setting and planning?

A: Self-motivation is crucial because it keeps you focused and committed to your goals, even when facing challenges or setbacks. It’s the inner drive that propels you to keep going when things get tough.

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