Faith encourages goals

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Do you still read books? And if so do you get your books online, from shops or from the local library? When I was growing up I used to spend quite a lot of time at our local public library.

However I would have to say that the books I tended to enjoy reading the most back then, were these penned by Enid Blyton. The Famous Five was my particular favourite series out of the many that she wrote. Although I was given a few of their adventures as presents, sadly it was not financially possible for me to own the whole series.

As someone who has always had the collector ‘gene’, I was disappointed in this. However visiting the library allowed me to borrow copies of the stories I could never afford to own. I particularly remember how pleased I was when I saw with delight, an adventure that I had yet to read lying in the tray of books which would shortly be returned. I knew that if I waited long enough then I would be able to read it at my leisure at home. Trying to read all the books was a goal I set myself when I was very young. It not only taught me that having patience was a virtue, it probably also got me into the habit of setting myself many different goals later on in life.

Adopting a religious faith also encourages you to have goals too.

It encourages you to strive to be the best person you can be. It also discourages you from just drifting through life without a clear purpose.