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Date: June 10

Category: Setting Goals

Ecclesiastes 2:21
"For here is a man whose labor is with wisdom and knowledge and skill; yet to a man who has not toiled for it he must leave it all as his portion. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and a great evil!"

Slobodan & Ljiljana KrstevskiI'm mainly going to focus on the first part of this verse. Even though this verse is written in a negative connotation, it really shows how people can accumulate great wealth. If you have a goal in your life, this verse gives you a key on how to reach that goal. First it says that we should do our work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill. So if you want to reach your goal, you need to have knowledge. With that knowledge, you can determine what actions need to be taken in order to reach that goal. Your goal could be a higher education. It could be a purchasing a house or a car. It could be paying off your debts. It could be increasing your wealth. It could be marrying the right person. Regardless of what your goal may be, you need to have knowledge in order to plan for that goal.

Not only do you need to have knowledge and a plan, but you also need a skill or ability in order to perform the action needed to reach that goal. But how do you gain skills? You develop them through learning. You study, ask questions and seek for answers.

Once you gain the skills and ability needed to perform your plan, you now need diligence. No one has ever reached a goal by just sitting down and doing nothing. God has never accomplished His plans without using people. If God wants to do something, He uses people in order to fulfill His plans. So you have to partner with Him. That's where your knowledge, skill, ability, and diligence come in. Those things come from God. If you don't put forth the effort, God cannot bless your work. If you choose not to learn, then you can't increase in knowledge. If you choose not to plan, God cannot guide you. So everything that we want God to bless has to include our very best effort. It's the only way God can bless us. So knowledge, planning, skill, ability, and diligence are the keys to reaching any goal that you may have.

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