Bev DeLashmutt discusses the important differences between goals and desires in parenting. A goal is an achievements that a person works toward to accomplish a sense of well-being. Desires may not be under your control to achieve. Godly goals are achievements that reflect God's purpose for your life that do not depend upon people or circumstances beyond your ability to control. Having godly goals will give you a foundational sense of success, fulfillment, happiness, confidence, peace and enjoyment but will not necessarily eliminate the frustrations, disappointments, fears, and heartaches of parenting.