Do you want next year to be better? Can you see a future for yourself in which you are not only maximizing your career, but you are also experiencing a whole-life sense of wellbeing?
What do you hope for?
Family: Mom and dad, brothers and sisters, husband and wife, sons and daughters by blood and marriage both extended and blended.
Friends: Neighbors in communities of work, school, church or neighborhoods based on ethnicity, citizenship, common interests or shared values both current or yet to be met.
Health: Feeling good and being well. Free from illness and pain. Physically fit. Being strong with energy and endurance.
Wealth: Being financially secure. Having money, property, possessions, and investments. Being rich, affluent, and prosperous.
Work: What you do every day. Whether you are a student, employee, employer, volunteer, or retired, it is the fruitful and fulfilling investment of your time and talents.
Who do you hope in?
Family, friends, health, wealth and work are the highest felt needs most people experience. First among them is work, according to Gallup, the largest behavioral research company in the world. That’s right! The #1 thing most people want is a good job, because, without good work, nothing works.
But work is about more than just money. Many people we have met are climbing the ladder of success, only to find it leaning against the wrong wall. What good is it if you gain the whole world, and lose your soul. Since God made us to work, there is only one real need that is more important than all felt needs. The question mark in the diagram represents the single most important question of your life.
“What is the purpose of your goals?”
Ask God to give you a peek at your future as you think and pray about purpose and goals.
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord,
‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
What thoughts come to your mind?