You Can Only Manage What You Measure - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - April 9, 2016

You Can Only Manage What You Measure
By Rick Warren

“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you” (Romans 12:3b NIV).

The first and greatest barrier to change in any area of your life is pride.

The fact is, nobody has it all together. I don’t have it all together. You don’t have it all together. The Pope doesn’t have it all together. The Bible says there’s nothing perfect on Earth except God’s Word. Everything on this planet is broken because of sin.

But we walk around trying to impress people and pretend like we’ve got it all together. The problem is, if you want to have lasting change in your life, you first have to humbly assess your current state and admit that you don’t have it all together. You have to admit you have a problem with your finances, with your health, or whatever area you struggle with in your life.

Romans 12:3 says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you” (NIV).

Are you willing to ask the people closest to you, “Where do I need to change?” Do you have the courage to ask other people to be honest about you and with you?

Why is this so important? Because you can only manage what you measure. If you don’t know the measure of your faith, you can’t grow in your faith. If you don’t know the measure of your health, you can’t develop and grow in health. If you don’t know the measure of where you are financially, you can’t set goals financially. If you don’t know the measure of where you are spiritually or vocationally or relationally, then you can’t grow in those areas. You can only manage what you measure.

It’s also important to record your progress in any goal in a journal or a record or whatever you want to do. If you’re going to set some health goals, financial goals, or any other kind of goal, record your progress throughout the year so you can measure your growth and your progress.

Evaluate where you are so that you can know where you should go.

Talk It Over

  • Who are the people in your life with whom you can share openly and honestly?
  • What areas of your life do you need to evaluate so that you can set realistic goals for change?
  • What are some ways you can keep track of your growth and progress?

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This devotional © 2016 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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