Recently, I shared with you that my life goal is to create a home that makes it impossible to not think about God.
After I wrote this post, I continued to ponder this goal, as I do every day. What I realized was that I had a goal, but no idea how to get there. I have been aimlessly pursuing this goal without stopping to consider how to achieve it.
As I prayed for God to give clarity and direction to my goal, the words of my husband came to mind.
Every year, during our planning retreat, he has urged me to create a mission statement. Every year, I balk and declare I don’t need one.
Much to my chagrin, and relief, I have created my first ever mission statement. It was wonderfully freeing, and incredibly motivating. I am so grateful that I finally heeded my husband’s advice and created this beautiful document.
My mission is to make it impossible to not think about God in all that I do.
To accomplish this mission, I am committed:
To intentionally pursue Jesus, by daily emptying myself of me and kneeling before my maker in humble pursuit of His purposes for my life, relationships, and home.
To intentionally love my husband by affirming his leadership, passionately pursuing him and meeting his needs, and partnering with him to fulfill God’s call on his life.
To intentionally nurture, love, and cherish my children, embracing them as my first ministry, my disciples, to train them up in the ways of the Lord so that they will be effective tools for the Gospel.
To intentionally manage my home, making it a tangible reflection of God’s beauty and grace for my family and all those the Lord brings our way.
To intentionally cultivate an atmosphere of love, learning, and passion in our home by being an encourager, example of humility, and quick to forgive.
To inspire others to joyfully commit to living life intentionally by grace for the glory of God through my writing, hospitality, notes of encouragement, and my life. May every action make the Gospel attractive.
My mission statement has filled the first page of my homemaking binder, along with my daily routine and menu plan, reminding me to be intentional with how I walk out my days. But right now, it resides in my prayer notebook that I use everyday during my morning devotions.
I review it often. I am no longer left to wonder if what I’m doing is drawing me closer to my goal or pushing me further away. It is the foundation by which all of my other plans and routines are established.
What about you? Do you have a mission statement? Share it in the comments so we can be inspired!
Other posts to help you:
- How to Create a Mission Statement
- Answering the Question: Why Did God Save You?
- How to Create a Family Mission Statement
Sometimes we want to make changes in our lives, but we just don’t know where to start. I know for me, it’s really easy to see all the areas I’m failing miserably. I desire to do what it takes to move in a better direction, but I’m overwhelmed by the magnitude of what actually needs to be done.
Basically, I know something needs to change, but I just don’t know where to start.