Whether personal, professional, financial, relational or spiritual individuals set goals for a variety of reasons. Honor and Glorify Him and any goal you seek you shall receive. In order to discern the difference of self-centered gratification or God-centered honor and glory. There is a distinct difference, all goals that we aim to achieve must without question biblical honor and glorify God.
Examples of God centered goals include: exercising love, faith, honor, trust and utmost obedience to God. Although many goals individuals aspire to attain are respectable those very goals they aim to fulfill could potentially be contemptible if the main target of keeping God first is missed. One must apply wisdom to differentiate if any set goal ultimately honors and glorifies God or quenches selfish gain. As you gauge your goals ask God for wisdom and insight to reveal if this goal will glorify him or gratify you.
Finally, Our heavenly Father, I ask for and receive your forgiveness for each goal. I have strived to achieve that did not glorify and honor you. Therefore ask that you reveal to me the goals that you want me to pursue that align biblically with your plan and purpose for my life. I ask for wisdom and strength to effectively gauge each goal as I seek to honor and glorify you. In Jesus name, AMEN.
2 Corianthians 5:9
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
1 Corianthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.