the power.

The size of your God determines the size of your goal. And godly goal-setting always starts with a promise of God. Donít look at your limitations; look at the promises of God.
Ask yourself, "What promise can I claim?" With 7,000 promises in the Bible, you might not know where to turn. To help prepare you for your decade of destiny, weíre going to cover a promise a day in our DriveTime Devotions.

Step #4 -- Ask God to help you

"O Lord, God of my master, Abraham," he prayed. "Please give me success today, and show unfailing love to my master, Abraham." Genesis 24:12 (NLT)

Once you have found your promise in Godís Word, pray and ask God for success, just as Eliezer did in todayís verse.

Is it really okay to pray for success? Yes! If you arenít praying for success, whatís the alternative? Are you going to pray for God to make you a failure? Eliezer clearly shows us that it is okay to ask God for success in accomplishing a goal as long as the motive is right.

When your success helps people and honors God, praying for success does not become a selfish act. It is the means to good testimony. In fact, here is what the Bible says, "So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God and there we will receive mercy and we will find grace to help us when we need it" (Hebrews 4:16 NLT).

If you study Genesis 24 further, youíll find that Eliezer prayed during his entire mission. In verse 12 he prays before he starts. In verse 15 he prays after he arrives in Nahor. And in verse 52 he prays in front of Rebekahís family.

So my question to you today is this: Are you praying about your goals? Are you praying about your future? Are you praying about your dreams or are you just kind of keeping them to yourself?

Your prayers reveal a couple of things. First, they reveal how serious you are about your goals. If you donít pray about them, you really donít care about them that much. If you only pray about them once, they are not a desire, they are just a whim.

The other thing your prayers reveal is how much you are depending on God to reach your goals. If you never pray about your goals, never pray about your job, never pray about your finances, you are not depending on God in any of those areas. The more you depend on God, the more youíll pray.

So determine your present position, decide what you want, find a promise from God to hold onto, claim it, and then ask God for help.

Step #5 -- Identify the barriers

The servant said to him, "What if the woman does not want to return with me to this land?" Genesis 24:5 (NCV)

Ask yourself, "Why havenít I reached my goal already?" What are the barriers, obstacles, and road blocks in your way?
It may be a financial problem or a relational problem or an educational problem holding you back. For some people, itís an emotional barrier. A lot of people sabotage their own success because they think they arenít worthy of it. Whatever your barrier is, you need to identify it