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GOALS 101

How to set and accomplish your goals

January 2, 2019 • Benham Brothers

A dream written down is a goal. A goal broken down is a plan. A plan acted upon leads to profit (Proverbs 16:9). You cannot accomplish your goals apart from discipline and diligence. You cannot maintain discipline without knowing WHY you have the goal in the first place. Seven Keys to creating goals: 1) Establish Long Term and Short Term Goals - a long term goal is what you want to accomplish or become in 5 years, 10 years, lifetime. Short term goals are the ones that are measurable and include more of your day-to-day activities. 2) KISS - keep it simple stupid! When you start thinking of all the things you want to accomplish you'll end up writing a book. Refine this down to one or two points for each category. 3) Categorize - you can split them up however you want. Financial, Personal, Business, Spiritual, etc (you can have one or two sub-categories under these as well). It doesn't matter what categories you use - just do something that helps you keep track. 4) Write them down - that's what your Memo App is for! Put it on your PDA and carry them with you everywhere. 5) Measure them - every quarter take inventory and then write a date beside the ones you've accomplished. You have to put goals that can be measured - don't just put "Become a better husband." Instead, put "One date night a week" or something like that. 6) Refine - take inventory to see if you need to change a goal. There's nothing wrong with that. We plan our way but God determines our course, so sometimes you'll end up on a different course which makes your previous goal moot. 7) Pray over them daily - at the bottom of my goals list I put Proverbs 16:3 - "Commit your way to the Lord and your plans will succeed." The beauty of this is that when you're walking with the Lord He will give you the plans He wants you to follow - so just make a plan and stick to it. He'll change them when/if He sees fit. Either way, your/His plans will succeed.

Three Aspects of Work

How to revolutionize your job • October 2, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* Our work is worship. * When we work with a heart of gratitude to God He receives it as worship to Him. * It doesn’t matter what it is. * Apply this to your work today: * If you have to make a spreadsheet for your boss, then do it as if Christ Himself gave you the job and can’t wait to see how you do it. * This will change your perspective on work. * Here’s the beauty, when you work “as unto the Lord” it does two things: * 1) Makes you accountable - you’ll need to do good work because you represent Christ and don’t want to give Him a bad name. * 2) Makes you powerful - the Holy Spirit will partner with you, and when that happens God takes responsibility for the results.

Partnering with God at Work

How God leads when you surrender to Him • September 19, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* When you partner with God in your work He takes responsibility for the results. * That principle has literally led us in our business. * Watch how He works: * vs 20 - He becomes our guide, our teacher. * vs 21 - When you start down a direction you will hear His voice - “This is the way, walk in it!” * This is how God directs you - as you move forward, He guides. * When you’re consciously aware of God in your decision making He will guide you through your conscience. * vs 22 - He guides you through REPENTANCE! * When you repent watch what He does for your business. * vs 23 - He gives you rain for the seed and bread from the yield of the ground. * He gives you the raw product you need and then He blesses your process as you make the product into something that feeds others. * Isaiah 31:1 - Whoa to those who refuse to partner with God!

Faith at Work

The role of faith in success at work • September 19, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* These verses sound like a contradiction: * vs 8 - you’re saved through FAITH… * vs 10 - you’re created for good WORKS…. * The solution: * We’re created for good works, but we cannot start there. * We start with faith and then our work is born out of our faith. * Not the other way around - we can never “do” enough to earn salvation. * Faith in God motivates us to work with God. * Our motivation is love for our adoptive Father. * In this way we live inside-out. * Living inside-out makes you fireproof - you’ll never burn out. * When people say, “How do we integrate our faith into our work?” the answer is, “Your faith should motivate your work.” * **** It doesn’t “integrate,” it “instigates!”**** * The reason we’re the best workers is because we have a relationship with the God who created all things.