Whatever it is, things aren’t going as smoothly as you’d like them to go. It seems like one hurdle after another and you’re getting discouraged.
That’s the way I was feeling a couple of weeks ago with writing, so when I was testing one of the Bible studies for my 30 day weight loss Bible study, I decided to answer the questions for writing rather than eating. It was so helpful, I decided to post it as a Bible study. If you’re struggling with working on a goal, I hope this Bible study will help.
1. Think about your expectations for your goal and how much work you should have to put into achieving it. Then complete the following half sentences with as many thoughts as you can think of:
a. Working on this goal should be …
b. I shouldn’t have to …
c. I should be able to …
d. I can’t believe …
e. It’s not fair that …
2. Go back and write the truth for each thought. For an example of this, see this post: If He Loved Me, He Wouldn’t Say Those Things.
3. Read the following Bible verses. What attitude do you think God wants you to have toward the trial of working on this goal and not experiencing success as quickly as you’d like to experience it?
4. Do you think God would rather have you focus on the physical completion of this goal or on keeping Him first as you work on your goal and/or all the people you’ll be able to help if you achieve this goal?
5. Why do you think God doesn’t perform a miracle and help you achieve this goal instantly?
6. What can you thank God for today?
Question: What is the hardest part about working on your current goal? (It would also be fun to know what your goal is!)