This week, I’ve decided to start setting 5 small goals for myself each day. Nothing huge. Just little goals such as having an awesome day, or not screaming at my kids, or not stressing over small things that I can’t change. But each day, I pick 5 goals to focus on for that particular day.
Friday night, I was lying in bed thinking about the goals I wanted to set for Saturday. One of the goals I decided to set was to make a certain amount in sales at the store on Saturday. I told my husband my goal and he gave a sarcastic laugh and said, “good luck with that.” Of course I told him don’t ever doubt me. Because when someone doubts me, you better believe I’m going to work even harder to make it happen. 😉
The store was relatively slow for a Saturday. It’s been that way all week (which is why my husband gave me the laugh). I think it’s mostly due to school letting out this week and it being a holiday weekend. Anyway, as I was halfway through my day, I wasn’t anywhere close to my goal. But I never doubted. I stayed positive and trusted that I was going to meet my goal.
I checked my sales again about 45 minutes before closing and I was about $100 short of my goal. I still never doubted. I had a few more customers come in right before closing. You guys, when I closed my sales at the end of the day, I was $100 ABOVE my goal!
Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20).
Our sales history this week precluded that I I shouldn’t have been able to achieve a goal that high on Saturday. But I don’t base my trust in sales histories. I base my trust in a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think!
I hope this encourages you to set your eyes on spiritual things and not what our physical eyes see. Our eyes can deceive us and lead us to believe that our goal isn’t possible, but God says different!