Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wider and Higher
A few days ago, I posted about writing my mission and vision statements. Upon closer examination I discovered that my mission statement doesn't quite fit anymore. I must have grown when I wasn't looking -- or else became more aware of myself. Either way, it doesn't fit.
So I went back to the beginning -- "Who am I, Lord, and why am I here?" He reminded me of a few key facts, such as the name He calls me and some verses He gave me years ago. After fiddling around with it, praying, pondering and reading bits of my mission statement help book "The Path" by Laurie Beth Jones, I came up with something.
But I've continued tinkering around with it and now I can't see the forest for the trees. So I think I need to stand back from it all and get some perspective. But as frustrated as I feel that I haven't conquered it yet (which means I can't check it off my to do list) I'm also thankful that it's unfinished.
This is important to me. A mission statement needs to fit well and be able to go the distance. My week has been busy and I've been living on the surface. So when I have time to go deep into the heart of God, then I will come away with more of a sense of my mission.