September 4, 2019 –
Before developing your Spiritual Plan, you must have a thorough understanding of God’s Master Spiritual Plan He has for all Believers.
God gives you His Master Plan, but you will work it.
GOD’S MASTER PLAN FOR ALL BELIEVERS
“A person challenged with an extraordinary spiritual goal—to walk with God— can achieve extraordinary results.”— Wayne Nalls
God’s Master Spiritual Plan is the Believer’s fundamental—non-negotiable—approach to spiritual growth and a walk with God. The plan comprises five distinct sections:
- Master Spiritual Goal— What God wants you to achieve.
- Master Spiritual Vision— Why to achieve it.
- Master Spiritual Strategy— How to achieve it.
- Master Spiritual Doables— Actions to take to implement the strategy.
- Master Spiritual Values— Fundamental, unchanging principles upon which to build a righteous life.
THE MASTER SPIRITUAL GOAL
Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17).
Sound spiritual planning starts with having the right goal. While there may be many spiritual goals, there’s only one Master Spiritual Goal, and it is defined. From the beginning, the Master Spiritual Goal for all people has been the same. Humanity was created to fellowship with God. In creating Adam and Eve, God’s goal was that they walk with Him. He provided for all their needs and gave them dominion over all His other creation. As long as they walked with Him, they fulfilled their goal. When they got sidetracked and pursued another goal—self-determination—they broke fellowship and no longer walked with God.
God’s Master Spiritual Goal for all people remains the same as it was for the first couple—God created people to walk, fellowship, and commune with Him. So, the Christian’s single most important goal is to walk with God, and everything he or she does is a means to achieve the target.
People invest their time, talent, and possessions in those things that help them reach their goals. It is vital that you clearly understand the Master Spiritual Goal. Failure to achieve happiness and peace with God is traceable to incomplete or false definitions of the Master Spiritual Goal. It is impossible to achieve what you can’t define. So, God establishes the Master Spiritual Goal.
Confronted with the question, “Are you walking with God?” most Christians would answer, “No.” But they should not take this as a sign they are failing. They should look at it as just falling short of the Master Spiritual Goal.