Are You a List-maker?

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it”

1 Corinthians 9:24

Are you drifting? Sometimes we don’t realize what is happening to us. Drifting is deceptive and dangerous. Most people do not plan to fail. They simply do not plan anything. You need to have a goal.

Many years ago a Yale University study found that 3% of the students had written down specific goals. Twenty-two years later, a follow-up with those students revealed that the goal-writing 3% had achieved more than the other 97% put together. They were not drifters. They had goals in their life. Sociologists find that 95% of people never have any written goals, but of the 5% that do have written goals, 95% of that 5% have reached their goals.


Write down today some goals for yourself in the coming year. We are body, soul, and spirit, so make 3 divisions: On one page write “Spiritual Goals.” On the second write “Physical Goals.” And on the third write “Personal Goals.” Do you have a goal? Do you have a vision? Be one of the 5%, not the 95%.