One particular person who I love to study and pore over is the person of John the Baptizer. Read me with this verse told his father Zechariah in Luke 1:17.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
What an amazing assortment of tasks, trials, and territory for the yet unborn child. Talk about pressure! Talk about great expectations! What a list! What a burden! To think that saddled from infancy, John was to accomplish these monumental tasks in preparation for the Messiah.
Simply put, these are all God-sized tasks or to state it differently; John will require supernatural help to accomplish them.
As many of us do our year end evaluations and set out for 2012 with new goals, perhaps we need a fresh challenge. Maybe we need a monumental undertaking!
Why don’t we rewrite our small, mediocre goals and replace them with some God-sized goals that will require supernatural help to accomplish? Goals that when completed will echo the refrain of John the Baptizer in John 3:30 that “Christ must increase!”
How big are your goals this year? Who will get the credit if they are realized? Are they in line with God’s plans for you this year?