Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Keep Your Pursuing God’s Goals for Your Lfe

The start of a new year is a great time to set goals. Typically we call those resolutions, and by now for most people those resolutions have gone by the way side. Diets and portion control is replaced by party feasting. Lines at the gym are getting smaller. Finances are back out of whack.

Let these quotes realign your goals to the great goals God has for your life to love Him, others, and yourself.

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it–but we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Without goals,and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” — Fitzhugh Dodson


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“Along this track of pathless ocean it is my intention to steer.” — Christopher Columbus

“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Never mistake motion for action.” — Ernest Hemmingway

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than you contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” — Charles C. Noble

“Unorganized work, performed without a definite goal, is like a rolling stone up a mountain of sand.” — J. C. Penney

“The reason mot major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.” — Robert J. McKain

“Setting goals is an art. A good goal should be lofty enough to inspire hard work, yet realistic enough to provide hope.” — Greg Norman

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” — H. L. Hunt

“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” — George Shinn

“Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.” — Doug Larson

“Goals determine what you are going to be.” — Julius Erving

“Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.” — Phillips Brooks

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them toward a certain goal.” — Walt Disney

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” — Chinese Proverb

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” — Earl Nightingale

“Keep your goals out of reach, but not out of sight.” — Author Unkown

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” — Diana Scharf Hunt

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” — John Dewey

“If you hit every time, the target is too near or too big.” — Tom Hirshfield

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” — John F. Kennedy

“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” — Michelangelo

May that prayer continued to be answered this new year! What are some goals you have set for the year ahead? What words motivate your pursuit of fulfilling them this year?


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One response to “Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Keep Your Pursuing God’s Goals for Your Lfe

  1. Good quotes, Richard. Seems like ships and sails make great metaphors for purpose and direction.

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