Often time’s teenagers can be overwhelmed with what would seem to be fairly simple tasks. Most of the time this is because they don’t have the life lessons or the life experiences needed to cope, which is no fault of theirs.

Philippians 3:13-14

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.

Every day that we wake up we should have a set of goals to improve ourselves and the people around us in the spirit of God.

An upcoming test in school may stress one of your students out to no end. But if you simply urge them to set goals, make plans, and then follow through they will more than likely succeed.

A task that seems like a Mountain to climb, can become nothing more than hill that needs to be walked over with the proper goal setting.

Here some questions that you can ask your students to encourage goal setting.

What is a goal you have for yourself within the next week?

What do you need to do next to accomplish your goal?

What are the challenges that may stop you from accomplishing your goal and how do you overcome those challenges?

What emotions will you have when you accomplish the goal you have set?

What are long term goals you have for the coming weeks and months?

Here is a handout outlining everything above to share with your youth group!