I just reread Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. My values have not changed from the time I wrote my first mission statement for my life, but my life has certainly changed. Over the years I’ve continued to filter my decision through that statement. Its been a guide to my decisions. Those decisions have been steps that have brought me closer to Christ and his call to me. Some opportunities I’ve passed on in order to stay faithful to what I prayerfully came to the conclusion that God has called me to.
The time has come for me to do some serious reflection considering whether or not to tweak the mission statement for my life. I don’t envision my mission changing but I think its important to evaluate where Becky and I are at this time of our lives. We are still the best of friends. We decided that we are not going to have an empty next crisis. We love our children but we plan on having lots of fun together once they have moved out. We are in no rush, but we want to be prepared.
One of our sons is getting married in June. Another son is a Junior in college, our third son is graduating in June and our daughter will be a Senior next year. Our call to ministry will not change but we’re looking towards the future with the Apostle James’ wisdom in mind, “Rather you should say, If the Lord wills.”
Do you have a mission statement for your life? Do you know how to write one? I’d love to hear from you. I’m reaching for pen and paper.
Peace and Joy!