“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…
2nd Week in June 2015
Tara 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.
Katie 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!
April 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.
For the beginning of Camp Season…
I want to share this photo from T Bar M Camps
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