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GOALS OF EVERY CHRISTIAN

Everybody has goals in this life. As Christians we also have goals that determine our purpose in this life on earth. Our goals defers from the goals of the people of the world. The world (pagans) are aspiring to be famous, rich, wealthy, higher status, higher educational ladder, etc. But as Christians we CANNOT have the same goals as unbelievers.
NOTE: A Christian is someone who is practicing the Word of God.
We are called to light in this dark world. We have to continue walking in the light of God and having faith that in the last day, Jesus will call us home to dine with him.
Today, we discuss the goals of every Christian.
1. To Please God
This is our primary motive on earth. There is no other purpose than to please Jesus Christ our Lord and Personal savior. In all our daily activities, we should be mindful that all that we do should be in the glory of God and nobody (human) should take that credit.
Colossians 1:9-10
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.
2. To Know God
The second goal is know God. We can know God by reading and applying the Bible, praying and been led by the spirit. Perhaps this is one of the challenging goals but we have the Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us. Knowing God do not come in a day, it takes continuous effort to reach there. The Bible says Enoch walked with God for 300 years and he was righteous in the sight of God. God took him to Heaven.
John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
3. To be fruitful to Jesus Christ
We are called to bear fruits to God. We can only bear fruits when we imitate Jesus Christ, the High Priest and the leader of the Church. Everything outside this is worthless. We should be ready to separate ourselves, suffer and carry our cross for the crown. We are going to render an account to Jesus for our decisions, actions and thoughts about Him.
John 15:4-5
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

4. Love one another
In this world, people will hate you because of Jesus Christ but we (Christians) are not suppose to hate them but to love and pray for them. We must love as Jesus loves us. Jesus said the whole commandment in the Bible is sum up as ‘LOVE’
John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

5. To live at Peace
Living at peace starts when we love one another. One of our goals is to live in peace with all men. Sometimes, it’s challenging but we have to apply the Biblical command with the help of the Holy Spirit. The world may provoke, insults and persecute you but we have to pray, love and to live in peace with them.
Romans 12:18-21
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
6. To Spread the Gospel
If you know what you have been saved from by Jesus then it’s a sin not to spread the good news. The gospel can be sum up as the birth, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise in Heaven for all who believeth. Christians are commanded to spread the message of the Lord Jesus to all tribes, nations, Kingdoms, and everywhere in the world.

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

7. To grow to maturity
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal savior that is the first step, the next step which is one of the goals of every Christian is to grow into maturity in Christ. Growing into maturity means to take the image of Jesus Christ. People should see Jesus Christ in all that you do. We have to be led by the Holy Spirit to bear all the fruits of the spirit. As Christians we have to be periodically examining ourselves of our level of faith and maturity in Christ.
Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
8. Our Final goal is Heaven
Our suffering, trials, persecutions, goodness, righteousness, and holiness are preparations to Heaven. Every Christian goal is to go to Heaven. If you don’t have such a goal then you have examine your salvation. Heaven is our home, earth is the preparation field therefore we should not live like the pagans do. We have to be eternity minded.
Revelation 7:9-12
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Conclusion:
God guarantees that all Christians should be able to meet their goals. We have no excuse in not reaching our goals. When we miss any of the goals we have indirectly miss the FINAL GOAL-Heaven. We ought to be extra careful in the way we live in this dark and evil generation.
The FINAL goal should be in our heart, minds and soul. We must be Ready, Prepare and Awaken for the Second Coming of Christ! Shalom.

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October 7, 2013 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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