Michael Colunga (23 Aug 2011)
"We may have just about 38 days left, but it is still long enough to do a few things."

Hello, John and Doves,
We may have just about 38 days left, but it is still long enough to do a few things.
For those who would like to restructure their goals, may I offer the following for your consideration:

Guidelines for writing effective spiritual goals


Use the ‘SMART’ goal model:


S:    Specific:             desired outcome or results are clearly defined

                                  [1 John 3:2]


M:   Measurable:       accomplishment of the outcome can be charted

                                   and/or behavioral elements observed.

                                   [Isaiah 28:9-10, Jeremiah 31:33-34]


A    Achievable:        goal is challenging but realistic

                                   [Philippians 1:6, 2:13]


R     Relevant:            goal is in line with the LORD's objectives

                                   and direction [Psalm 119:105]


T     Time Bound:        deadlines are set for accomplishment

                                   [Ephesians 5:16, Hebrews 10:23-25]


Performance goals help team members:

·       Know what’s expected of them [Micah 6:8]

·       Take responsibility for their own actions [1 Corinthians, entire chapter 13]

·       See how their goals support organizational objectives

        [Romans, entire chapter 8]

·       Direct efforts where they will have the most impact [Ephesians 2:10]

·       Find out how they are doing [James 1:22-25]

·       Feel that their performance evaluations have an objective basis

        [Psalm 119:127-130]

·       Receive recognition for their accomplishments

        [1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:13] 


Of course, if we have to wait longer than 38 days, we may well need to have a viable survival strategy in place.


Who knows how long the lead-in time is for the Great Tribulation?  Six and a half months sounds about right.  Vaya con dios, y'all.


Baruch HaShem Adonai,

Mike C.