What To Do When The Novelty Wears Off

Do you enjoy setting and meeting goals? Years ago I set a goal of achieving a certain income level. I felt a deep satisfaction when I finally reached my goal. But after a few weeks the novelty wore off, and I wanted more. The problem?

Met goals tend to become an unrelated string of hollow victories, increasingly frustrating as more and more is achieved. You have to keep setting new ones because achieving them doesn’t provide any lasting satisfaction. It begs the question: “Is there something bigger for my life than the routine of setting and meeting goals?” Met goals can have lasting satisfaction when we tie them to God’s purpose for our lives.

Do you know God’s purpose for your life? It's the unique and personal way He combines the four universal purposes for all people: Loving God, loving people, the Cultural Mandate, and the Great Commission.

Until every church disciples every man...


(Adapted from the 25th Anniv. Ed. of The Man in the Mirror)