Success requires choosing steps that are specific, reasonable, and measurable. For example, if you want to know Christ more intimately, you might start by spending 15 minutes each day praying and reading His Word. After developing your plan and the steps to accomplish it, put your desire into action. If you don’t take the necessary steps, it will simply remain a wish. No one develops intimacy with Christ through good intentions; it takes commitment, diligence, and perseverance. Unless you set some specific goals and work to achieve them, you’ll drift through life and miss the reward – knowing Christ intimately.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, June 6, 2019.