Progress—One Step at a Time

Progress—One Step at a Time

Ask God to help you set goals and arrive at the best plan for achieving them.

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.—Psalm 37:23 NLT

People plan their path, but the Lord secures their steps. —Proverbs 16:9 CEB

Many plans are in a person’s mind, but the Lord’s purpose will succeed.—Proverbs 19:21 CEB

Be conscientious—do what you can.

Those who work hard will prosper.—Proverbs 13:4 NLT

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.—Proverbs 21:5 NLT

A faithful man will abound with blessings.—Proverbs 28:20

So be careful how you live. … Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.—Ephesians 5:15–16 NLT

Thank God for His help, even if it isn’t immediately evident.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.—Psalm 100:4

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Corinthians 15:57

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.—Philippians 4:6 NLT

Trust God for the future.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.—Psalm 37:5 NLT

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.—Proverbs 3:5–6

Do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.—Matthew 6:31,34 NIV

I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished.—Philippians 1:6 GNT

Have patience for the desired outcome.

Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. —Galatians 6:9

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.—James 1:4 NIV

Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.—James 5:7–8 NLT

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