The Goal Line

I really never set a Goal for my life, I just keep running.  I have no idea as to how Ups I had, but avidly recall the Downs.  The Ups I count as scores. My children, my Choirs, my songs, my theater, my air-time – all those count as six-points I experienced turn-overs and incompletes, but never kicked a score (I was my own kicker and too busy aiming at my own back-side, donchaknow.  I have the greatest admiration for those of you who set and realized your Goal.  I Praise GOD that my scoreboard clock isn’t dripping ZEROS, yet.  Here is Pastor Rogers thoughts on the subject:

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


“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%.”

As Red Cashion made famous, “FIRST DOWN”!  That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.     AMEN

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