Four guidelines to follow for applying God's Word to your life.
IS YOUR GOAL PERSONAL? Is there something you are going to do? A life application should never be what you want someone else to do.
IS YOUR GOAL PRACTICAL? Is it worth obtaining? Make sure the goal is worth the time you will spend accomplishing it.
IS YOUR GOAL POSSIBLE? Believe that anything is possible with God's help, but don't set an unrealistic. Don't promise God you won't sin again, it's impossible!
IS YOUR GOAL PROVABLE? How will you know you've accomplished your goal if there's no way to measure it? A goal to memorize scripture is provable.