#GOALS Week 2

#Goals - Get Your Mind Right

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.     2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne

HALL OF FAITH 

Abel - Set a Goal to Bring His Best
Enoch - Set a Goal to Please God by Walking with Him as a Wheel within a Wheel
Noah - Set a Goal to Obey God, No Matter the Cost (Uncertainty, Ridicule)
Abraham - Set a Goal to Trust God even if it meant Sacrificing God’s Promise
Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah.
David, Samuel and the Prophets

RECAP

Everyone Has Goals
Are they the Right Goals

If You Never Set Goals, You’ll Never Reach Them
When to Grind
When to Recalibrate
When to Celebrate
“My goal for 2016 is to accomplish the goals of 2015, which I should have done in 2014, because I promised them in 2013 and planned them in 2012.” 

Fear of Failure

Hebrews 12:1b …strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Fear and Failure from Past Seasons will Slow Your Progress
You Can’t See Where You're Going When You’re Constantly Looking Back
Fear will slow you down
Sin will knock you down

REPENT

Been Taught: Turn and Head in the Right Direction
Change Your Way of Thinking (metanoeo - hate your past sin)
Your Way of Thinking will Determine Your Direction
HOW?
Eyes on the Prize
Hebrews 12:2a We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. 

YOUR GOALS

When You Keep Your Eyes on Jesus
Victorious
Have Life More Abundantly (John 10:10)
Initiates Our Faith
Because He First Loved Us (I John 4:19)
Perfects Our Faith
It is Finished (John 19:32)
When You See Jesus for Who He Is
Your First Desire is to make Your Goals His Goals
Holiness

JESUS GOALS

Hebrews 12:2b Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne
Because - You need a ‘Because’ in order to ‘Endure’
Goal - Joy
Endurance
Pain
Cost (Passion)
Disregard
Shame
Naked
Beaten
Broken
Endure the Pain and Shame to Obtain the Goal
Eyes on the Prize
Garden of Gethsemane
Judgment and Trial
Scourging
Cross