Goals with Grace


Goals with Grace. Do you make goals? Have trouble keeping them? Wonder why even bother? I’m going to share some goals with you for the New Year (I shared all of my goals in this post) as well as some resources that I have loved and have been very helpful for me.

As we enter this season of goal setting, let us go into the process with open hands, surrendered to the will of God as we attempt to steward our best for His glory.

Here is a wonderful outline for setting goals that I read in the new Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling devotional kit this month!


When you are beginning to set your goals, start with prayer. Ask God for His presence and surrender Your will to His.

“Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21

Open hands and an open heart…we must keep this humble attitude as we make our plans and goals. I want to do the best I can with what God has given me…yet I also acknowledge that God is sovereign and every plan I try to make is still subject to His loving care.


The new devotional kit from Illustrated Faith and Dayspring is called Goals with Grace. Such a perfect theme for this time of year!

As I have been taking time to pray, plan (in all areas of life!) and set goals for myself, I have referred back to this outline above that is described in the devotion from this month’s kit. Ask God for His presence. Assess the current situation and even last year – what worked, what didn’t work, how can you better steward the life God has given you? Ask God for HIS vision for your life.  And then surrender it all back to Him.

My word and theme for this year is BEHOLD. I want to BEHOLD God more and behold my circumstances and myself less. The more time I spend in God’s Word, the more I behold Him, the more I learn of Him, the more I know Him. The more I know Him, the more I trust Him, the more I trust Him, the better I am prepared to surrender my own plans and goals and willingly submit to HI=is loving care.

{I liked this page from the devotional so much I tore it out and taped it into my Bible!}


More New Year & Goals Inspiration

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Goals with Grace Devotional Kit

Walk through this 14-day devotional journey greatly anticipating God to meet you right where you are as you set daily, monthly, and yearly goals, and as devotional writer, Bailey Jean, graciously leads all to get eyes and hearts focused on the ultimate goal, Jesus Christ.  “The rest of our goals don’t matter if we aren’t set on THE goal.  May our goals point to Him.  May our goal be MORE of Him.”  —Bailey Jean
Product Details:

  • 1 plastic pouch
  • 1 devotional booklet
  • 1 clear stamp collection
  • 1 roll of washi tape
  • 1 sheet of cut-out paper pieces
  • 2 cardstock sticker sheets
  • 3 tip-ins
  • 1 magnet
  • 1 thank you card from Shanna

Do you have any tips for setting goals? Keeping goals? Follow through? I would love to hear your tips!

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

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