7. Instead of Setting Goals, Try This

This is the story about one thousand Easter eggs.

Really it's the story about listening for invitations rather than setting goals. It's the difference between taking control of your future and surrendering control.

This is an honest conversation about why the language of goal setting is a struggle for us, and why we both tend to use the word "invitation" instead.

Whether or not you're a natural goal-setter, we hope you'll join the conversation!

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A favorite book we discuss in this episode:
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  1. Hannah Carlson on October 24, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Your podcast is my favorite one right now! I feel like God is inviting me into some kinda scary things (for me), and as usual, your podcast spoke to that perfectly. I can always tell when God is trying to get me to listen to him because he is really obvious to get my attention. haha. I am literally reading “The Princess and the Goblin” to my son this week.

  2. Beth Williams on November 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Lisa Jo & Christie,

    We need to open our hands palms up & surrender our lives to Him. Sure goals are fine. It is ok to say I want to memorize x number of scriptures by this date. I want to do this or that. We shouldn’t set goals without consulting God first. Like the rich man who said I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ Making plans or goals is fine, but ask God how he feels about it. Make sure you don’t leave God out of your life planning!

    Blessigs 🙂

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