I have the habit of setting goals, as it helps me move in the right direction to achieve completion. This could be financial, education, or spiritual.

Goals are good, they help me complete the task, but in the long run I have observed that I often compromise, just so I can complete my goals. I end up finishing the task, but the outcome is compromised.

Let me give you an example: We pray, “Lord give me a job”. But when we get a job, after some time we begin grumbling and realize that we are not very happy with it.

Why is that?


I think, this happens because we set a goal that we need a job, but we didn’t set standards about the job we are looking for!

A couple of days ago, I was sharing tea time with a young unmarried girl, who is looking for a partner. She asked me “why do beautiful girls fall for the wrong guy?”. That is when the Holy Spirit reminded me of a key I learnt from my spiritual mother Pastor Kim D’souza. She once said “The me I see, is the me I’ll be”

If I see myself as moderate I will set moderate standards for myself, be it finance, relationship, job, partner etc.

Can you imagine the Daughter of a King working a job for a little pay or marrying a pauper? Would you not be quick to say “Has she forgotten who she is?” (Psalms 139:4 I am fearfully and wonderfully made)

Genesis 1:27 says So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. When I look in the mirror and see moderate or average, I am actually saying My God is moderate or average, because He has made me in His image.

Girls, know that there is immense power in setting high standards. Goals will only help us complete the task, but setting standards will make us pursue excellence. Setting high standards for yourself will also save you from 2 most important things:
Avoid getting distracted and keep you focused
Save you from heartaches of wrong friendship and relationship.
Let us learn from the life of Esther the queen; Esther 2:15 says Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.

Esther had set high standards for herself, she pursued excellence and hence was able to obtain favour in the eyes of Hegai the King’s chamberlain. When the right time came, he gave her the key to King’s heart and she became the queen.

So let us stop setting moderate standards that will only attract moderate relationships. We got to be intentional of who we see ourselves as, always remember The me I see, is the me I’ll be”.

Sheryl Gadre

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