Aim To Be Well Pleasing To Him

“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.”2 Corinthians 5:6

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Hi friends! I hope that you are well. Many thanks to all of you who have shown me so much love and support in reading! I truly appreciate you!

A friend recently asked me had I set any goals for 2021 yet. I rattled off a few things that I’d like to do, as I had not yet given it any serious thought. These were common things like save money and exercise more. As I was speaking, I thought, “What about spiritually? What are my goals for 2021 as they relate to the Lord? And, how can the goals that I have be used to glorify Him?” Then the scripture came to mind.

“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him” (2 Corinthians 5:9). That’s my main goal for 2021 and any other year that the Lord blesses me to live. I want to be pleasing to God. Everything else falls in second to that.

I’m not saying, in any way, that we shouldn’t set goals. Setting goals is a good way to accomplish the things we’d like to do in life. They help us to plan ahead for what’s next. What I am saying, however, is that our main goal in life should be to please the Lord Jesus.

We are to seek His kingdom and righteousness first and everything else we need will be added to us (Matthew 6:33). When I stand before the Lord, He’s not going to be concerned if I saved enough money or lost those last few stubborn pounds. I want to hear the Lord say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant!” So, while those other goals are good, we should first and foremost aim to please God.

We should aim to study His Bible more, to pray more fervently, to save more so that we can give more, and to help other people more. We should aim to keep His Word and share the love of Christ. Those things are well pleasing to Him.

Our goals in life should be wrapped up in Christ.

What are your goals for 2021?

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