God's Promise for You
By Rick Warren
— October 12, 2010
Abraham said, "The Lord brought me from the land of my relatives to this land and he has solemnly promised me that would give this land to my descendants." Genesis 24:7 (NCV)
"The size of your God determines the size of your goal. And godly goal-setting always starts with a promise of God. Don't look at your limitations; look at the promises of God. "
It's not just enough to know where you are and where you want to go. To help you faithfully press toward your goal, you need to find a promise from God.
The Bible has over 7,000 promises from God to you - promises of success, confidence, health, prosperity, strength, wisdom and more. Why does God make these promises?
Because he wants you to learn to trust him.
From yesterday, we learned that to prepare for a decade of destiny, you should take these steps -
Step #1 - Determine your present position
Step #2 - Be specific about what you want
The next step is --
Step #3 - Look for God's promise
When you set a goal, don't focus on the problems, focus on the promises. Find a promise in God's Word that will take you to your goal.
This is what Abraham does when Eliezer, his servant, starts to worry about accomplishing the goal he is given. In today's verse, Abraham tells Eliezer about the promise he received from God: "He'll [God] send an angel before you so that you can find a wife there for my son" (Genesis 24:7 NCV).
You don't need an angel because dozens of time in Scripture God has said, "I'll be with you no matter where you go." God is always with you whether you feel it or not. You just need to plug into the power.
Back in 1980, the first year I started Saddleback Church, a reporter asked me, "How big do you thing this church is going to get?" I said, "20,000 people by 2020." The reporter looked at me and said, "Who do you think you are?" I told him, "The question isn't who do I think I am, the question is 'Who do I think God is?'"
The size of your God determines the size of your goal. And godly goal-setting always starts with a promise of God. Don't look at your limitations; look at the promises of God.
Ask yourself, "What promise can I claim?" With 7,000 promises in the Bible, you might not know where to turn. To help prepare you for your decade of destiny, we're going to cover a promise a day in our DriveTime Devotions. You can sign up to receive them at www.drivetimedevotions.com.