There are many ways we can reach our goals we set for ourselves. Some follows an honourable, honest way, and others do what ever it takes to get to their goals.
In the process of reaching their goals some will even kill whoever is an obstacle. This we see happen in 2 Samuel 4, two captains of king Ishboseth (Saul’s son), killed him to gain the approval of king David. David did not approve the death of Ishboseth and killed the two captains. Though this seems to be the honourable way to prove his innocence in the death of Ishboseth, David use the wrong means to get to his goals. He killed the two captains. In both the two captains and in David’s lives the means do not justify the goal. Jesus said: “All who draw the sword will die by the sword,” (Matthew 26:52). To try to get to your goals using the wrong means will sooner or later catch up with you.
God had helped David in his difficulties and in coming to the throne, David would therefore depend upon God and not the devices of men to complete God’s purpose. It is worth to trust God for your future than doing the wrong things to get to the right goals.
David knew that God was able to elevate him to the throne; he would not do evil that good might come from it (Romans 3:8).
Though it seems as if David did the honourable thing to kill the two captains. Again the means does not justify the goal. The killing of the two captains are evidence that David’s road to the throne was a bloody one. God said to David: ‘You have shed much blood and have fought many wars. You are not to build a house for my Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight.’ (1 Chronicles 22:8).
What a contrast to our Saviour who shed His own blood, and not the blood of others, to gain His throne!
To reach your goals:
- Make sure your goals are God’s goals for your life.
- Ask God to help you reaching your goals.
- Use ways and means that are honourable.
- Keep everything you do according to the Word of God.
- Trust God for your future.
- Do what your hands find to do – don’t just sit back and say: God will provide, I don’t have to do anything – no, we have to take responsibility.
- Keep what you do in the will of God.