Are they really goals?


We live in a world that celebrates material and physical success a whole lot. Buying and owning of big houses, cars, possessions,  glorification of physical beauty and body and many of us shout #Goals at the sight of these things and more.

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with owning some prized materials possessions or admiring or desiring a nice and beautiful body, these should not become our ultimate goal.

Things that are here today and gone tomorrow should not be the reason why we live. They should not be the reason why we lose sleep at night. They should not be the reason why we feel miserable, compare our lives to that of others, wishing we had what they had.

They should not be the reason why we get depressed, think of suicide or commit suicide.

Apostle Paul said he has learned to be content in Philippians 4:11-13.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Contentment does not negate the desire to want more things. Rather contentment says, “My happiness and joy does not depend on what I have or don’t have.”

We must understand that there is always going to something we all want. Even the person that seems to have it all, wants something. Even when we get what we want, we are bound to want something else.

In that case, are we going to keep feeling miserable, shouting “goals” at everything or are we going to have contentment and seek that which is eternal?

Jesus said in Matthew 6:33

Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and everything will be added unto you.

We are to seek God every day. Cling to him every day. Remain in him every day. Abide in him every day, while trusting God to take care of us as his children. He knows what you need. We must not be blinded by the riches and possessions of the world.

While they are necessary to live in this world, they are vain if they are our ultimate goal. They are vain if we do not abide in Jesus.

The only thing that should truly be #Goals to you as a Christian is the faith and fervor of a godly man or woman who truly loves and obeys Jesus.

Now that’s goals.

A godly and faith-filled lifestyle that would encourage and inspire yours should be goals.

I pray that we will not get lost in the world. I pray that we will always remember that we are not of this world though we are in it. I pray that we will always fix our eyes on Jesus and his purpose for our lives in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless.

You are Eternally Loved.

Author: Esther Ademiju

Esther Ademiju is founder and teacher of Growing God's Eternal Family. She is a growing student of the Bible under the teachings of the Holy Spirit and yearns to share what she learns with simplicity yet undiluted to all people. “God’s love is dynamic in dealing and one of the ways it can be shown through us to one another is by sharing, teaching & preaching His Word & Truth.”

4 thoughts

  1. Am really blessed by this word, I prayed that we will not live our lifes base on materials things that is temporary but focus on the things that are eternal… Also I pray for spirit to seek for the righteousness.
    Thanks sister more anointing and holy spirit filled life.

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  2. I’m blessed. This clarifies some things and is very instructive. The wisdom revealed in this exhortation is worthy of imitation.
    God help us to see the faith and spirit-filled life as our daily goals and life goals.

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