In part one of the series I discussed the reasons I believe Christians should set goals. You can read that article here. Now I want to give advice to what makes a good goal.
Setting goals is not of itself a guarantee to successful Christian growth. Even setting great goals will not insure success, but setting vague or faulty goals will make you even less likely to obtain the results you desire. When setting goals I think there are a few important principles to remember:
1. Goals need to be measurable. The point of the goal is to give you a target that you can later evaluate yourself against. If goals are not measurable then there is no way to determine if you reached the goal or not. For instance you might set as a goal to evangelize more. How do you measure that? I guess to a degree you can, but it is a lot more difficult to measure then if your goal was to Ask one person a week to attend Bible Class with you.