My Personal Mission Statement
I will live my life daily, not trudging through it as one with no hope, but as one who loves a God who loves me back, as one who serves THE MOST HIGH GOD. My nature and attitudes toward God, myself and others will be infused with Spirit-led joy, gratitude and wonder. I will open my eyes anew every day, beautiful Jesus. I will allow Him to make me strong in my weaknesses.
I will live into and accept the freedom of Christ each day, allowing the love of Jesus and the blood that was spilled to redeem me to set me free from the oppression of the one, Satan, who comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” I will not be conquered by evil, but will conquer evil with good.
I will treat my body as a temple of God. I will maintain a healthy weight. I will eat good food. I will stay active and strong so I can be used by God and so I can experience life with my family, friends and community.
I will seek first the Kingdom of God in all decisions I make and trust in the Lord to provide for my needs. I will praise Him with my tithe, my time and my life. I will serve in humility the body of Christ within the church, in my jobs and career, in each role I fill. Each role I will treat not just as a “role” but as a calling. Disciple, minister to others, teacher, wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister—these provide the framework for meaning in my life as I love God and others.
I will encourage others and never cease to intercede in prayer for them, their needs and their greatest need, salvation. I will build up with honest love and concern my children, my husband, my family, my friends, my church body, my students and others God puts in my circle of influence. I will not use false flattery, but will encourage by asking God daily to allow me to see others through His eyes.
I will constantly evaluate myself. Am I doing enough? Am I being a good steward of each aspect of my life: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually?
To be productive and fruitful, I will say no and I will let go… and will seek the wisdom to know when to do which and, often, both. I will remember that even Jesus said no in His wisdom.
I will continuously receive insight through study, prayer, meditation and interactions with others into ways to specifically live out my God-ordained purposes and missions in my life. I will find ways each day to foster personal growth in my physical, mental, spiritual and emotional being. I will encourage and guide others as they, too, grow and seek to discover God’s purposes and truths.
I will nurture myself and be a blessing to others by living a balanced, Holy Spirit led and filled life. I will remember that though I may not understand the how’s and why’s of life, I can always answer the who. I will daily confess and be healed. I will share my burdens with God and will help carry those of others.
I will worship the Creator, not the created.
I will lose my life to gain it, meaning my decisions will not be based merely on selfish desires, but on the truths of scripture and the Spirit who illuminates those truths. I will live in such close relationship to the Good Shepherd that I will only recognize his voice, that I will immediately recognize all others as the voices of strangers and I will flee back into the arms of the Shepherd who gave His life for me and loves me.