You Need to Know and Live Your Plan with Purpose

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When you plan with purpose you know your goals and values and work toward them. Here's help to get you started...

“I believe that Jesus would have given His life for just one person. Jesus emptied Himself, He humbled Himself and He so yielded Himself to His Father’s love that He had no ambition of His own. He was not looking to build an empire, He did not want praise or adulation or to impress people with who or how many followed Him. He stopped over and over again for just one person, for just one life.” ~Heidi Baker

Jesus knew His mission. He knew the plan and lived it with purpose, and in the process He gave us a clear example of how living intentionally looks.

Although you and I may not be able to change time and history. We may not affect countless lives for all eternity . . . wouldn’t you like to know that by living your plan with purpose you made a positive difference in the lives of the people around you.

I promised you I’d share my Personal Mission Statement with you today.

In a nutshell my mission is –  Love the Lord God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength and love my neighbor as I love myself. Mark 12:30–31

Spelled out – To love God completely with all my mind and my emotions and spending time every day in prayer and Bible study. To get enough rest, eat a healthy diet, and exercise so I’ll have strength to love and care for the people in my life. To never stop learning, spend face to face time with friends and family and treat everyone (even me) with kindness and forgiveness. To celebrate each days blessings and glorify God with gratitude for His loving care. I will do this with God’s help and by His grace. 

Ideas to help you get started:

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It should be easy to remember, because:

  • It will help you clearly identify the things most important to you.
  • It will be your foundation for making major, life-directing decision.
  • It will help you make daily decisions clearly in spite of circumstances and emotions.
  • It will help you live intentionally, with focus and confidence.
  • It needs to be positive and inspirational – do not use any negative words or phrases.

Quotes about Living Your Mission

“When God gives you a mission, He also gives you everything you need to fulfill that mission.” ~Elizabeth George

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” ~W. Clement Stone

“When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.” ~Charles R. Swindoll

“The life of Christ was a life of humble simplicity, yet how infinitely exalted was his mission. Christ is our example in all things.” ~Ellen G. White

“It’s not about finding ways to avoid God’s judgment and feeling like a failure if you don’t do everything perfectly. It’s about fully experiencing God’s love and letting it perfect you. It’s not about being somebody you are not. It’s about becoming who you really are.” ~Stormie Omartian

The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. 1 Timothy 1:5

Do you have a Personal Mission Statement? What is it?

And now it’s time to go…

Around the Blogosphere

2nd Week in June 2015

BeautyTara Ulrich writes at Praying on the Prairie.

She is inspired by this Laura Ingalls Wilder quote:
“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be
honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have;
to be happy with simple pleasures; and have
courage when things go wrong.”

Would you like to know more about the best fear?
Read her post Godly Fear 
where she turns “what ifs” into beautiful truth.

Inspiration2Katie talks about the imperfect adventure of living
Every Day Glorious – Seeing Ordinary Life Through an Eternal Lens

She wrote, “My name is Katie, and my life
hasn’t turned out at all like I expected.”
(Don’t you want to know more?)

Do you need a reminder to push through, to keep going?
Read – Zeroing In On the Truth
I loved it!

Motivation2April is the author of Cup of Delight
Enjoying the beautiful, fun, and creative.

She says, “I started “Cup of Delight” in 2009 to
share my creative hobby experiences,
ideas, information and inspiration.”

Her post about “performance ministry” titled –
Prove Your Worth by Doing Something
blessed me with truth about our freedom in Christ.

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18 thoughts on “You Need to Know and Live Your Plan with Purpose

  1. I read your “in process” post yesterday after you tweeted about working on a mission statement. I was intrigued.
    What a great concept.

    My mom and I held a retreat years ago, “Begin with the end in mind” and that formed so much of what I thought about life.

    I love your statement and in the short time I’ve “known” you, can tell you that from an outsider looking in … I see you “on mission!”

    1. Christi, I can’t tell you how much your kind encouragement blesses me this morning. I have been so blessed by God’s grace I just want to share His love. Enjoy a wonderful weekend! God bless you!

  2. Deb, Is this something new? I ask because this is the second thing I’ve read this week about a personal mission statement, and it’s new to me. Interesting concept.

    1. Hi Mary, I attended a Franklin Covey seminar years ago where we were encouraged to write a personal mission statement. I worked on it then, but recently decided to rewrite it. It helps me stay focused on what’s important. Distraction comes so easily to me, knowing my mission really helps me. Blessings!

  3. Hmmm….haven’t thought about a personal mission statement, although I have concerning writing/speaking. Good idea. Yours is beautiful, flows with a gentleness just like your posts here. Loved the quotes, truly enjoy landing here each Friday. Have a wonderful weekend, Deb!

  4. Deb, I’ve been pondering Micah 6:8 for the past year or so as a “job description” or missions statement. It gives me perspective on all the details that are part of my life. “He has shown you [Michele], what is good and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
    That takes care of my horizontal and my vertical relationships. Now, if I can only live it . . .

  5. Wow…so timely! I just today wrote to a school principal whom my children have had for 6 years straight to tell her that she is an example of someone who walks so clearly in their God-breathed purpose in life. It’s so important to know what it is. We all have one. I love the book “The Dream Giver” by Bruce Wilkinson for this. GREAT post! Blessings!

  6. Thank you so much for your post today. It encouraged me and challenged me. I have a mission statement for my ministry, but not a personal one that has been written out.(it’s in my head) haha which makes it to easy to get side tracked. Write out the vision/purpose so it’s plain to see and star focused! Also, thank you for your link up party. I am new to the world of blogging and your site came highly recommended from my friend Patti Krank. Blessings!

  7. You know what, I don’t know that I have a personal mission statement written down anywhere! I have a mission statement for my blog, for my homeschool, for the science fair I organize, for the things I write but not for me…. what a fantastic idea.

    I just spoke about this to a group of parents at a homeschool conference. That Proverbs 29;18 and Habakkuk 2:2 tell us that w/o a vision people perish and if we write it down when the reading allows those who LOOK at it (like ourselves when we question) to run on and keep going.

    This is my weekend project, Deb! Thank you!
    🙂 Dawn

  8. I love the way you rewrote the verse to make it your very own. Mine is taken from Psalm 119:72 and that is to discover why God’s word is greater than gold. A lifelong mission! Thanks for your encouraging and inspiring words Deb! Bless you.

  9. Deb, this is so beautiful and true, reflecting God’s unique plan for each of us. To be in the center of His perfect will is the best blessing we could possibly have. Linked up with you at Still Saturday and now I’m subscribed & linked up here too! Hope you’ll stop by Saved by Grace for a visit!
    God bless,
    Laurie

  10. For years, I have had mission statements and goals as a teacher but when it has come to my own personal life, I have not done the same. I love how you laid out your mission statement and believe it would be a beneficial thing for all of us. I will need to spend some time reflecting on this. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew.

  11. Hi, Deb! I’m happy to be stopping by from last week’s Grace and Truth link-up. I love the verse you have chosen as your personal mission statement. Thank you for encouraging us to look to Jesus as the example, too. 🙂
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

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