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2019 – 25 Scriptures to Help Guide Your Goal Setting

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Failing to acknowledge and involve God as you plan for next year, is pride.

Yes, I said it.

This is the time of the year when everyone is writing and talking about “goal setting” and how to do it rightly. Everyone seems to know the best way and everything.

Brethren, setting smashing goals is important but hearing from God is “importanter”.


And let the church say…


Proverbs 16:9 NIV:In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

The reasons you should involve God in your goal setting are numerous.

I say all the time that “some things do not take time, they take God“.

Some of the things you wrote down, won’t happen even in your wildest dreams unless God is involved.

Also, I think it’s very important to set your goals alongside scriptures and prayers because it aligns you and makes you know what God wants.

Prov 16:3 AMP:Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.

Seeking God’s face as you set your goals gives you clarity and saves you from many unnecessary mistakes, it helps you know what goals to even set.

Seeking God’s face gives you strength and reminds you that you’re not alone.

I even recommend that you write these scriptures and everything God says to you, alongside your goals so that you’re constantly reminded of them when you go back to read your goals.

Please pray and study these scriptures as you set goals for the coming year.

1. Psalm 127:1KJV: Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

2. Habakkuk 2:2AMP: And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.

3. Proverbs 29:18AMP: Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.

4. Habakkuk 2:3AMP: For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.

5. Luke 14:28AMP: For which of you, wishing to build a farm building, does not first sit down and calculate the cost [to see] whether he has sufficient means to finish it?

6. Romans 12:2NIV: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will

7. 2 Chronicles 15:7AMP: Be strong, therefore, and let not your hands be weak and slack, for your work shall be rewarded.

8. Hebrews 10:35-36NIV: So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded NIV:You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised

9. Proverbs 21:5ESV: The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

10. Philippians 3:14NIV: I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

11. Philippians 4:13AMP: I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

12. Psalm 37:4-5KJV: Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.KJV:Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

13. Psalm 37:7KJV: Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:

14. Proverbs 15:22NIV: Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

15. Isaiah 32:8ESV: But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.

16. Isaiah 40:28ESV: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

17. Isaiah 40:29ESV: He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

18. Isaiah 40:30-31ESV: Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;ESV:but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

19. Isaiah 55:8-9ESV: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.ESV:For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

20. Isaiah 55:10-11ESV: “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, :so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

21. Matthew 17:20ESV For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

22. Matthew 19:26ESV: But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

23. Ephesians 3:20NIV: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

24. Hebrews 12:1-2

NIV: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,NIV:fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

25. 2 Timothy 2:15AMP: Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

Finally, I pray that God sends you help from Zion. May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed and may 2019 be a productive and fulfilling year.- Psalm 20:4

God bless you.

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10 Habits of Highly Successful People

Contrary to what many of us have been made to believe, success is very predictable, just as failure is.
You can tell if you’ll be successful or not because success does not happen in a day, it is a build up and product of habits.

There is a formula for success.

No one becomes successful by accident. Everyone who is successful today practiced something over time. Some intentionally practiced it, while others unknowingly practiced it. But they both became successful because a formula gives result regardless of your acknowledgement of the formula.

It is important however to know the formula for success because, it makes you able to repeat and replicate your result multiple times even in the lives of others, but someone who “accidentally” became successful is at risk because they can not replicate it.

When you do things mistakenly and succeed, it is more dangerous than failing because it creates fear in you and complacency. – Apostle Joshua Selman

It’s been quite a long year and we have recorded a lot of successes and failures. Most of the failures stemmed from things we either didn’t know or things we knew and didn’t do.
You a need superior quality of knowledge to do better and greater in 2019.

The things you do daily form your habits and your habits directly translate into your lifestyle.
Bad habits are toxic and lead to a bad lifestyle.

Here are 10 habits successful people practice, supported by quotes from them that are sure to guarantee your success.

Successful people;

1. Are disciplined

Every other point after this is tied to discipline.
In his book “No excuses – The power of self-discipline“, Brian Tracy defined Discipline as self control, self mastery, self denial and delayed gratification.

With self-discipline, I have built successful businesses in training, consulting, speaking, writing, recording, and distribution. My audio and video programs, books, seminars, and training programs have sold more than $500 million in thirty-six languages and fifty-four countries. Over the years I have consulted for more than 1,000 companies and trained more than 5 million people in live seminars and talks. In every case, the practice of self-discipline has been essential to my success” – Brian Tracy

2. Are ever learning

Successful people are great readers and learners. Two powerful ways to constantly learn is through reading books and relating with intelligent minds.

Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.” Mark Zuckerberg

“There is divine beauty in learning…. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps.” ―Elie Wiesel

3. Have mentors and role models

One profound lesson I got from a successful pastor and mentor is to search for the top three most successful people in my field or assignment and study their lives closely.

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington

Anthony Robbins says, “Success leaves clues”.

4. Develop themselves

Personal development is your duty. There are no limits for a man who invests and develops himself.

“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” ―Morihei Ueshiba

Related post: Powerful and Practical Ways to Improve Yourself

5. Have a healthy mindset

“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

“What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

6. Solve problems

Successful people are problem solvers. When you become the solution to a particular problem in your society, a need is placed on you and it brings reward to the degree to which you solve them.

“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.” – Robert Kiyosaki

7. Dress well

Dress like it until you become it. This is not to encourage extravagance and unnecessary luxury but to encourage decent and clean dressing that makes you presentable.

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. – Zig Ziglar

8. Are risk takers

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
– Jim Rohn

9. Network and keep Valuable Relationships

The fastest way to rise to greatness is to master the art of relationships. – Apostle Joshua Selman

Related Post: Networking

10. Don’t Quit

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”
– Walt Disney

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”
— Steve Jobs

Intentionally plan for 2019 by studying your daily habits and replacing the bad ones.

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How to be Part of the 8 Percent People Who Achieve their Goals .

Happy Friyay Guys!

Research shows that 92 Percent of People Don’t Achieve Their Goals – That is according to research by the University of Scranton.

This shouldn’t scare you, there are measures to be taken.

The problem starts from the goals set and how they’re set.


What do you want?

A goal is aimed at something so if you do not know what you want, you can not have a sensible goal. What phase are you currently in your life, what project are you embarking on and how far do you plan to go? This should help guide you in setting your goals.

Do not set too many goals.

You probably have a whole lot to do and are overwhelmed but you need to calm down and select the most important ones; all things may be good but not all are important and needful now. Doing too many things is what weighs you down and gets you tired and weary. So, set few goals.

Write them down.

Research shows that those who wrote down their goals and dreams on a regular basis achieved those desires at a significantly higher level than those who did not; you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.

Avoid vagueness, be specific.

Don’t set vague goals. Be very direct about them, if possible, attach specific days and time. Also, group them under different categories and areas of your life.

Don’t be scared to stretch your self and your capacity but set realistic goals.

Dare to go for things beyond you, but in wisdom.

Have a real destination

I mean that’s the point of a goal right? Somewhere you should be at the end of the year.

“Easier set than reached”
It is not enough to set goals, you must reach them.
To achieve your goals, more is required of you.


  • Be passionate and determined all through the year, do not get relaxed at some point and slack.
  • Be consistent: Little drops of water make an ocean.
  • Have a constant check (weekly, monthly)
  • Have a motivation: Something should be your drive; a friend, a picture of where you’re heading etc.
  • Dont get discouraged : You’re going to have bad days, get back up and continue. Good things take time.
  • Accountability: Get someone that can hold you accountable or be disciplined enough to hold yourself accountable. Challenge yourself and scold yourself when necessary.
  • Set benchmarks.
  • Celebrate little achievements ; goals are a build up of little success. Little achievements are an indication that you’re heading somewhere

Get a book and a pen and using these guidelines, set your 2018 goals and crush them!

Happy New Year in Advance Guys, see you next year. Xoxo