Lesson 5: #GiantGoals

February 5 & 6, 2017




·         Story - Laurie and I had a giant goal; we were supposed to clean the basement for a party that night.  Instead we played the day away, until… our dad got home…


·         Procrastination - a problem for most of us in one area or another.  Giant sized goals will not get done when procrastination masters us.


o   Homework

o   Housework

o   Budgeting

o   Relationship maintenance

o   Prioritizing God


2.     EATING ELEPHANTS -“When eating an elephant take one bite at a time."

Creighton Williams Abrams Jr.


·         Annoying my kids -“Anything you’re willing to do for 30 seconds today, will save you 3 hours later!” 




3.      ASK GOD - Triple A’s of Giant Killing

Proverbs 9:10 The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom [its starting point and its essence], And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight. Amplified Bible


·         Prioritize God - My story about Joe doing my big house projects. 

Matthew 6:31 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. New International Version



4.      ADJUST YOUR ATTITUDE -It’s the gas in your tank.  Without it you go nowhere.


o   Other Spies attitude

Numbers 13:31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” New International Version

Didn’t focus on what God had already done

Focused on themselves - Grasshoppers


o   Joshua & Caleb’s attitude

Numbers 13:30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” New International Version

Numbers 14:8 If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. 9 Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.” New International Version

Didn’t focus on feelings

Had a ‘wow to the now’ attitude - With God’s help we can do this now!






·         Placenta Parmesan -don’t try to be like others, find your favorite recipe for taking on big or unpleasant goals.


o   15 min. breaks

o   Setting atmosphere

o   Doing something fun when done




6.      NOW MATTERS FOR ETERNITY -You have one February 4th & 5th, 2017.  What will you do with it? 


·         1st things first – Are you putting God first?

·         What will you do today?

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