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Danny Gokey Explains Biblical Goal Setting: ‘Be Doers of the Word’

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Danny Gokey Explains Biblical Goal Setting: ‘Be Doers of the Word’

By Movieguide® Contributor

As people jump into their New Year’s resolutions, Christian artist Danny Gokey shared a reminder of what Biblical goal-setting looks like.

“This year, let’s not be goal setters, let’s be goal getters,” Gokey said. “James 1:22 lays it out, and he gives us the secret to getting results. It says, ‘But be doers of the word, not hearers only deceiving yourselves.’

“If you set goals and you don’t get goals, it means you’re not a doer, and you’re deceiving yourselves. It’s a harsh statement, but listen, the doing is the process. Anyone can set a goal, but the process is every day getting up and doing the work it takes to get to that goal. If you’re trying to lose weight, the getting that goal, it means less intake, more output, more exercise,” he continued.

“Whatever the goal is this year, don’t just set it. Go and get it,” Gokey added. “Be a doer of the word, and the doing, let me remind you, is the process part. Embrace the process every day. And if you fail today, get up tomorrow, put the same goal back in your mind and get the goal.”

As the New Year dawns, Gokey’s teaching is an important reminder for those setting goals for the year. While setting goals is important, doing the work to achieve the goal is more important.

God calls us to be active participants in our lives and communities, and that requires us to be doers rather than passive participants. We can also take solace in knowing that God is active in our lives as well and takes pleasure in guiding us rather than being a passive God.

The new year is also a great time to recenter our lives on God and make sure that we have habits that bring us closer to Him.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Candace Cameron Bure recently chatted with brother Kirk Cameron on TAKEAWAYS about plans for the new year and what God has been speaking to her about this year.

“I’m not a resolution person because I feel like I always fail, that I never keep them. So instead, I guess it’s the same thing, but I will write some goals, but I don’t have the pressure that it’s I have to do this and I feel like that’s what a resolution is but I go ‘let’s put out some goals here,’” Bure said.

The FULLER HOUSE actress said that one of her goals is to be consistent with her fitness routine, although she admits that there have been “lulls” in the past.

“I love fitness and, and I love the challenge of it. But I have grace for myself when it’s just not there, that it’s okay if I’m not at the gym for a month or two, but I can always go back and I do,” Bure told Cameron.

Bure also wants to work on not only physical growth, but spiritual growth. Her and Kirk discussed the Biblical principle of “renewing our mind” specifically with the Word of God and scripture memory, which she confessed that she has found challenging.

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