Any goal that you establish must be clear enough to state in a concise and meaningful manner. David had such a goal when it came into his view: “Kill that big sucker!”, Goliath. David had already perceived that Goliath must be defeated. He didn’t ask, “Is it possible to defeat this guy?” He believed that this was an injustice that had to be made right. There was a belief within his soul that Goliath was not just some champion solider in search of a fight. He saw Goliath as an enemy of God.
Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
(1 Sam. 17:26)
That is how you know what you are called to do in life; when your immediate goals are so clear and concise that is fires your heart up like gasoline to a flame. There is an explosion inside your soul. A consuming passion that you can’t forget about nor be talked out of. You have to be watching, because many times these goals present themselves fast and fleeting, but they are clear!
Any vision that is truly of God is going to have a fervency about it. The person is going to believe that the stakes are high-if the goal is not met, souls will be lost, and important things will not be accomplished. Godly goals have a built-in urgency about them, a passion that mirrors the passionate heart of God.
Where is your heart today? What is it about the injustices of the world that fire you up? Have you seen something happening in which a mistreatment was occurring and you screamed out, “Somebody ought to do something about that! That is wrong!”
That somebody is you…