Thursday, February 08, 2007

Mission Statement

Do you have a personal mission statement? After moving to California, I came up with one for myself. I don't live by it perfectly by any stretch, but I like it, and it seems to encapsulate the way I want to live my life in a general sense.

My Mission Statement:

By the power of the Holy Spirit,
today and everyday,
I will glorify the Lord in my body, mind, spirit and soul
in my relationship with Him,
my relationships with others,
my relationship with myself,
and through the gifts He has given me.


I started with "the power of the Holy Spirit" because without God's power motivating me, the whole thing would be doomed from the start. "Today and everyday" because I want to live from a place of consistency. "Glorify the Lord" because it seems to me that bringing my Maker glory with the life He has given me is a fitting way to live from a place of gratitude. "In my body, mind, spirit and soul" because I am a whole person and I don't want to isolate parts of myself. "In my relationships with Him, with others, and with myself" because relationships are what it's all about, and each of those relationships is important. "Through the gifts He has given me" because I want to live from a place of passion and dreams, doing what He has created me to do in this life!

5 comments:

Laura said...

It's beautiful and it encourages a sense of PURPOSE without forgetting to BE STILL and know Him today.

beenzzz said...

I really like your mission statement! It also inspires me to think of one for myself. Now I'm on a quest! Thanks for the eye opener. :)

ML said...

That's a great mission statement!! I believe everyone should have one. Thanks for posting that!

Autumn's Mom said...

That is really awesome. I have no mission statement. Something to think about it.

J said...

I love your mission statement. Love the idea of keeping your whole self focused on your goal, and of acknowleging (SP?) all of your relationships along the way.