Vision and goals enveloped by grace not only helps us get and stay on track but also guards our hearts and relationships in the process. What better protection can we have to cover over the entire process of vision and goal setting than the power of God’s grace. It’s never in short supply. We keep receiving grace upon grace out of the fullness of our Lord Jesus – an unending source of grace (Jn. 1:16).
The Difference It Makes to Have Vision and Goals Enveloped by Grace
By grace we are saved through faith (Eph. 2:8-9) and so much more (2 Tim. 1:9). As we “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18), we go beyond where we could go on our own as He works in and through us (1 Cor. 15:10). Here are just some of the ways vision and goals enveloped by grace take us to higher levels:
- We can get beyond our weaknesses and insecurities (2 Cor. 12:9) that humanly speaking would hold us back with fears and doubts.
- We can rise above our tendencies to lag behind or plow forward prematurely as His grace gives us the power we need to “live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” (Titus 2:11-14).
- We can prevent detours from what’s important when we grow in grace (2 Pet. 3:17-18).
- We can pursue our vision and goals with integrity and humility when we keep it about His work of grace in our lives (Rom. 6:14; 2 Cor. 1:12; 2 Tim. 1:9).
- We can accomplish our vision and goals because of His grace powerfully working in and through us (Acts 4:33; 1 Cor. 15:10; 2 Cor. 9:8).
- We can demonstrate Christlikeness through the process because it’s out of His fullness that we’ve received grace that just keeps coming (Jn. 1:16).
Appropriating God’s Grace During the Vision and Goal Setting Process
While grace is God doing for us what we can’t do for ourselves, we don’t sit back and do nothing. We pursue what He has for us which includes vision and goal setting to get there. And, we grab hold of and rely on His grace (2 Cor. 1:12) throughout the process.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. (Acts 15:10)
It’s so important that we continue to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18). As we do, we’ll find ourselves strengthened by grace rather than being carried away in wrong directions (Heb. 13:9).
So, stand in His grace (Rom. 5:2; 1 Pet. 5:12), not moving from it. Commit one another to His grace (Acts 20:32) and be strong in it (2 Tim. 2:1). Make sure all you do is enveloped by grace. Then you will have vision and goals worth pursuing.
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- Good Example of Mission & Vision
- No Specific Examples of Goals in the Great Commission?
- Christ-like Intent in Vision & Goal-Setting
- Christ-like Pursuit of Vision & Goals
- Christ as the Focus, Not the Vision & Goals
- Power to Grasp and Implement a New Vision for the Church
- Vision and Goals Born Out of Prayer
- Vision and Goals Grounded in the Gospel
- Vision and Goals Enveloped by Grace
- Vision and Goals Guided by the Holy Spirit
- Vision and Goals Pursued Through Spiritual Gifting