A continuation of our previous list of personal goals for a woman, this article discusses goal ideas for your spiritual life, starting with building a strong relationship with God.
Your faith in Jesus will be the cornerstone for your life, and a strong foundation for the bustling, hustling life of navigating the adulting struggle as a woman in your 20s.
So much change and transition occurred in the past 12 months that my personal goals for 2023 got lost in the shuffle. While battling the tough situations and gloomy circumstances, I lost motivation, forgot to celebrate successes, and ended the year unsure of what the next would bring.
In 2024, I want to be a goals girl, a woman with goals! I want to be characterized and driven by purpose and goals.
This doesn’t necessarily mean changing situations that are out of my control. Instead, my intention is to find purpose within those situations and keep my spiritual goals for 2024 as motivation to get back up again and continue.
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With all goals in life , we must remember:
“A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)
So tune into God so you can know his plan and purpose for your life. He has amazing things in store for you in 2024.
Building a Strong Relationship with Jesus Christ
Whether you’ve just begun your walk with Christ or are a lifelong Christian, strengthening your relationship with Jesus Christ is something you’ll work on your entire life.
I’m reminded of a verse in Philippians:
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. “Philippians 3:13-14 ESV
This verse is relevant for building a strong relationship with Christ as it reminds us that there is always more we can learn about God. We can continue knowing more about Him and studying his word. Until heaven, there will never be an end to building a relationship with Christ.
Even though this verse is specifically referring to the call of God on our lives, the perseverance and character showed here can apply to all our 2024 personal goals, too.
Memorize more scripture
In Scripture, we are commanded to meditate on the word of God constantly (Psalm 1:2) and one of the best ways to do that is to memorize Scripture.If you’re looking for Scripture to memorize, check out Bible Verses about God’s love for us.
Read the Bible daily
If you’re not sure where to start, I recommend Psalms or the book of John. You can also find some great Bible reading plans including ones that help you read the entire bible in a year. Or pick up a Bible that has a yearly Bible reading plan inside. You may also want to find a devotional for young professionals to guide you in your quiet time.
In 1 Thess 5:16-18, we are reminded to pray without ceasing. The power of prayer is an incredible gift that Christians have. But when life gets busy, it’s easy to push prayer to the side.
To combat that, I recommend getting a prayer journal to encourage you to be praying continually. I have one that helps me pray daily and track my prayers. It’s awesome to see how God answers them.
Join a church or ministry
The congregation and worship of believers is so uplifting and inspiring. Dedicate some time this year to join a church or get involved in a ministry where you can use your spiritual gifts.
Make Christian friends
We weren’t meant to walk the Christian life alone. Spend some time in prayer asking God to help you develop, strong godly friendships that will support you.
What are your goals for the new year and 2024?
As there are so many personal goals for your 20s to choose from, I’ve had to narrow it down for me. Out of all of those I’ve listed above, my goals for the new year are:
- Learn a New Skill: I have started to dabble in Python and other coding software in my grad program. I’d like to become proficient in one of the coding languages.
- Let go of Diet Culture: Focus on what my body needs and restore my relationship with food.
- Travel: See a national park or go on a road trip. There are so many states I haven’t been to yet!
- Volunteer in a ministry: Continue to find new ways to serve others at my current church.
- Memorize scripture: The people at my church have impressed me by how well they know the Bible. They inspire and encourage me to memorize more scripture, too.
- Be a Mentor: Now that I’ve been in corporate a while, I’d like to pass on what I’ve learned to a young professional just starting out in their career or an intern.
- Prioritize writing time: It’s hard, but I’d like to get up before I start working and spend 30 minutes doing a free write. Writing is a joy that I want to always be a part of my life.
What spiritual goals should I accomplish in my 20s?
To sum up, your twenties are really about change, transition, and self-discovery.
As you move from student to young adult and leave college for post-grad life, you’ll have lots of opportunities and challenges along the way that will push you to grow in ways you never imagined.
You’ll learn a ton about yourself and little by little you’ll have an ideal vision for your future–which honestly may change from one year to the next. And that’s okay!
So be flexible. Give yourself grace. All of these aspirations are great personal goals for a woman in her twenties to work toward as she navigates the “adulting” struggle.
But whatever you chose as your spiritual goals for 2024, make sure they reflect what’s important to you and the future you envision. Girl with goals, you got this!