Monday, March 21, 2011

Goals Ever Changing

My goal was to enter college and get a degree,
Then I met a man, a Godly man,
He wanted to marry me!

My plans for college went astray,
Quickly a change of goals,
Instead we were married one December day.

New plans, new goals together,
Days, weeks and months passed,
It seemed I was to be a Mother.

Goals for living, goals for life,
Hard times, getting by,
No time for strife!

Goals to lead my family to know God,
Their personal choice and decision,
Out of my hands, their own path to trod!

God goals; His desire that all may seek Him,
To come of a free will,
To choose wisely and not on a whim!

Do make it your goal to reach God in Heaven,
Receive the Loving Savior,
Be warned to avoid the leaven.

Setting Spiritual Goals at any age,
Will place you on the upward path,
In God’s Book your name is written on His Holy page!

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  1. We are so fickle with our goals but thankfully the goal of knowing and loving God is timeless and something we keep coming back to after the other distracting goal turn out to be no the be all and end all.

  2. This is great, Hazel. Our goals evolve over time, but the ultimate goal is always spiritual, to know God and please him.

  3. And our ways are not his ways. His ways -- his plans -- are best. Good post.

  4. Nice poem, Hazel. Goals do change, for we don't know what waiting for us. Good thing that we can trust Him to lead us. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story of life.

  5. I enjoyed your poem. I have goals that changed over the years as well, but the unchanging goal is to spend eternity with God.

  6. If our ultimate goal is eternal fellowship with Jesus Christ, then our other goals seem less important. Loved this, Hazel.


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