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Don’t be deceived by false doctrine just because it sounds good or is popular. Read yo bible!

If you don’t want to be deceived by the enemy’s lies, it is imperative that you know the truth.

Read your bible. Know the Word.

Wield it like your weapon against the lies of the enemy because that’s precisely what it is.

If you fail to know the Word then you’re going into daily battle without a weapon to defend yourself.

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The other day I mentioned that I'm a big fan of setting 90-day goals in order to create a sense of urgency, motivation, and accountability.

Here’s how to do it.

1) First, you want to break life down into 4 major categories. Many people like to define those categories as health, wealth, relationships, and experiences.

I've revamped mine as follows: - Faith (prayer, reading my bible, church attendance) - Family (marriage, parenting, extended family) - Fitness (exercise, nutrition, sleep habits) - Finances (earning money, budgeting, saving)

2) Next you want to pick ONE goal, from each of TWO categories, and then establish THREE actions that you're going to execute daily/weekly in order to bring you closer to those goals.

As an example of a how one might establish a fitness goal and related action steps, here is how I did mine in January:

After realizing that I'd been slacking in terms of managing my weight, I decided that my goal was to lose 20 pounds over the course of the following 90 days.

In order to achieve my weight loss goal, I committed to training in the gym a minimum of three times per week, staying below a specific calorie target, and consuming a specific minimum amount of protein each day.

3) Finally, you want to tell someone about each of your goals and planned action steps in order to have them hold you accountable.
Once you've established the plan and got your accountability in place, the only thing left to do is execute it.

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Three Benefits of Setting 90-Day Goals

I’m really a firm believer in having a long-term vision, but I have also come to believe that it is really important to have short-term goals along the way.

Specifically, I believe that 90-day goals can serve as important milestones as we work to bring our vision to life.

Here are three reasons why I think they’re important and helpful:

1) People like to procrastinate.

Without any semblance of a deadline in place, we can often keep postponing things we know that we need to be doing.

You’ll know this to be true if you’ve ever found yourself saying “I’ll just start again on Monday”. Having a deadline in place helps to create a sense of urgency to actually do the things we need to get done in order to reach our goals.

2) You can focus on specific goals without spreading yourself too thin.

Instead of trying to focus on everything at once and failing because you’ve taken on too much, you can choose specific goals to pursue at different times.

For example, you might focus more heavily on fitness and faith during one quarter then shift your focus to your family and finances in another.

While focusing on certain things you can put the other things on maintenance mode so you can really push forward on what needs the most attention in the moment.

3) You can get back on the horse more quickly.

If you’ve made a resolution to stick to a nutrition and workout plan for a year, it isn’t uncommon to wait until the next year to reset yourself and try again.

Having 90-day goals can help us to systematically reevaluate and reprioritize every three months so we tend to get back at it sooner.

So those are just a few reasons why I like having 90-day milestones. Tomorrow I’ll talk about how to set them for yourself.

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Tomorrow marks the start of the third quarter of 2018.

While some people like to use this milestone as an opportunity to ask you if you’ve accomplished what you’d hoped in the first half of the year, I prefer to focus ahead at what you plan to accomplish in the remaining half of the year.

While looking back can always offer lessons, looking ahead helps to create a vision for the future and inspire us to take action to make it come into existence.

In the coming days I’m going to share my approach to setting goals for the next 90 days (and why I like to use 90-day periods) but for now, I’d love to hear what YOU would like to accomplish.

What is one major goal that you’d like to accomplish in the next 90 days of this year?

The world talks about seeking to esteem ourselves more but, aside from the sacrifice made by Jesus, our sin would otherwise have separated us from God for all of eternity.

This can be hard to take in given the world’s push towards more self esteem, but this is the truth of the gospel and the way of the world is always going to be in opposition to the gospel.

As we come to accept the truth more and more, our esteem for God and gratitude for what Jesus did on our behalf will grow and our desire to seek holiness will increase accordingly.

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While motivation is definitely helpful, if you rely on motivation to accomplish anything over an extended period of time you’re almost certainly going to fail.
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You see, motivation comes and goes and if you’re to base your efforts on that alone, your results will be as inconsistent as the motivation.
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Instead, you have to resolve in your heart and mind that you’re not going to give up until you achieve a specific outcome.
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Instead of stopping when you don’t feel motivated, you DECIDE to push forward in spite of it.
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Make sure that you allow your decisions to guide your actions and don’t give your emotions a vote.
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“Our task as Christians is not to discover the secret will of God, but instead to learn The revealed word of God.”
- Sinclair Ferguson
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There are days when the enemy is just whispering in your ear that you need to give up on your fitness, your purpose, or even your life.
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Today, slam that door in the deceiver’s face and remind him that he’s already been defeated. Jesus has already won an eternal victory on your behalf.
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“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
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Don’t give up!
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