Stop Chasing #Goals

Social media has become a breeding ground for insecurities, hate, jealousy, and the desire to want more.  We begin to envy what others have, whether that be a “perfect” body, “perfect” relationship, “perfect” wardrobe, or seemingly “perfect” life.  However, with so much “perfection” on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, we start to become unsatisfied with our own lives because they aren’t as “perfect” as other peoples’ lives appear to be.

The hard truth is that we’re not all size 0 Victoria Secret Angels, or Calvin Klein models.

We’re not all in good, healthy relationships.

We don’t all have the best friendship.

We’re not all wearing the hottest trends or the name brands that cost a fortune.

There is no such thing as a “perfect” life.

Instead of scrolling through our feed and chasing what society defines as #Goals, we should instead be focused on living the best life we can, for us.   It isn’t about taking cute couple pictures to put on Instagram with a long caption, to get hundreds of likes and comments saying “#RelationshipGoals”.  It’s not about having a “squad” or getting flame emojis commented on that selfie you just set as your new profile picture on Facebook.  It’s about being happy and chasing what God wants for our lives, and that is #Goals.

Maybe we don’t have it all together. Maybe we don’t have a perfect life.  But we do have a perfect God.

Hebrews 5:8-9 says;

“Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation”

Deuteronomy 32:4 says;

“The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

The Bible reminds of us His complete perfection, and then we as individuals are recognized in Ephesians 2:10; “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

This is good news!  This is the Lord of All, hand crafting each and every one of his Children, and saying, “You are my masterpiece.” It’s a beautiful thing to realize that God never stops working on us because He is determined to help us become the best version of ourselves possible.  We break, often, and we need our Lord and Savior to come in and put us back together.

God desires for us to desire Him, because He is the only one that can satisfy.

Psalm 37:4 reminds us; “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Christian singer Mandisa released a beautiful song earlier this year titled “Unfinished” that is all about how God is still working.  Check it out!

“Goal” is defined by Google as  . . .

“The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result; the destination of a journey.a point marking the end of a race.”

Society tells us to desire perfection, as long as perfection is first distributed to our relationships, body, wardrobe, and lifestyle.

God tells us to come to Him, ask Him to be our Savior, do His good work here on Earth, let Him make our hearts as perfect as they can be, and then one day be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven.

So, what are your #Goals?

About the Author

Stephanie Sabon

Stephanie is a college freshman with a passion for Jesus and coffee. She attends Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, and frequently volunteers for church ministries. When not writing, Stephanie also enjoys photography and running.