Starbucks say that their mission is “to inspire and nurture the human spirit- one person, one cup, and one neighbourhood at a time”.
And Facebook’s new mission statement is: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together”. That I think would have been Jesus’ vision for his own life: to die.
Integration of your personal mission statement into your weekly planning is also a way to keep your vision constantly in front of you. Development of this list should outline a list of attributes that you believe best identifies who you are as well as your priorities. Seeing your contributions detailed can help you best understand in what ways you would like to make a difference.
Once you have completed this step, identify which value is most important to you. Writing a personal mission statement is an act of self-discovery that can help us uncover things that we previously may not have otherwise known.
Once the kids understood and committed to how their last name was defined, the acrostic became their family mission statement.
Committing to a mission statement is the first step.
“By God’s grace we will: Seek to love the Lord Jesus Christ with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength; Always give thanks; Never fear standing for the truth, no matter the cost; Do our work skillfully and diligently without complaining, as unto the Lord; Encourage and show love for others with patience, kindness and humility; Respectfully submit to all authority God has placed over us; Share the truths of God with our children so that future generations will put their trust in Him.” Nancy and Nate knew that their mission statement wouldn’t work unless the whole family adopted it.
So they spent family devotion time going over and discussing each line with their children.
Some may like to narrow the list down to a few values before choosing just one. Make a list of the ways you feel you could make a difference. Personal mission statements allow us to get to know ourselves better and discover our sense of purpose in life.
How do you believe you can contribute to the world?