I am not a very structured person which is kind of ironic because most pastors (senior pastors that is) are very structured, strong type A personalities. That being said, I recognize this as a weakness and I try to do what I can to accommodate this weakness. For me, the computer helps me to organize things and I keep spreadsheets for virtually everything I do. When it comes to real papers and such, I’m probably a lost cause however.
What’s the point of this story? A few years back I had a graduate class on leadership. The only thing I really remember from the class was a section on creating goals. I recently ran across my notes from class and thought that this would make a good book. So that’s what I did. I wrote a short book on the subject of setting Biblical goals.
For the most part, this book is like any other book that deals with setting goals. What makes your goals Biblical has to do with your priorities as a Christian. This doesn’t mean that all of your goals will be about “church stuff” but rather that you recognize what your priorities are supposed to be and that you rank the achievement of your goals accordingly.
While I had sort of incorporated the lessons from my class a few years ago, writing this book has caused me to redouble my efforts at scheduling my time and really being specific about about what I hope to accomplish and when. So part of me wants to self congratulate and say that if I can do this, anyone can. And I also want to say “I’m not also the writer, I’m also a client.”
Either way, I believe that the book is worth your investment in time and money – only $2.99! – regardless whether I wrote the book or not. Because frankly these are not my ideas and I can’t claim to any genius plan, I just broke down good thoughts that other people had and put them into a book.
Currently the book is available on Kindle but it will also be released on Nook and through multiple other e-book distributors. You can find out all about the book and how to purchase it at our new site Biblical Goal Setting.