School Year Goals

August 10, 2009

At least two dangers await this school year: 1) flying by the seat of my pants, meeting needs as they come to my attention; 2) pursuing goals to enhance and market my ‘program’. How do these legitimate goals fit with the following:
May I not trust in myself or in my own righteousness, nor view others with contempt. (Luke 18:9)
Christ must increase; I must decrease. (John 3:30)
May I not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man gives me, for God the Father has set His seal on Him. (John 6:27)
May I do the work of Him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4)
May I believe the light while I have it, so that I may become a son of light. (John 12:36)
May I not love praise from men more than praise from God. (John 12:43)
May I not let my heart be troubled; let me trust in God and trust also in Christ. (John 14:1)

I hope that I can pursue the mind of Christ in all things. I hope that I do not drift, or am not passive in pursuing worthwhile goals. I also hope I do not become obsessed with a passion for self inflicted goals.