Define Your Mission
“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves.” Genesis 11:4
This is one of the best-formatted mission statements ever made. This statement is so precise that it involves clear communication to all people groups that were on the Earth at that time. It was so good that God commented, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”
A mission statement must be very clear to motivate a person to progress toward the stated goal. Most men will never take the time and energy to formulate a mission statement. It’s one of the greatest mistakes we make as men.
It is similar to driving somewhere without knowing the directions. You simply won’t get to your destination. We now have GPS systems for navigation. Think of your mission statement as a GPS system for your life. It keeps you on track.
LOCK IN THE COORDINATES
- Identify Core Values: Develop a list of attributes that you identify with.
- Identify Your Calling: With whom are you called to? Family, employer, friends, community, or the world.
- Identify Goals: What is your highest priority in life? Write your goals, long-term and short-term. Start long-term first and then break those down into bite size pieces to define your short-term goals.
- Write Your Mission Statement: Based upon what you’ve identified previously, clearly define who you are and what you are about in a sentence or two.
A sample mission statement:
To live proficiently in Biblical love, faith, health, and prosperity; to represent the foundational principles of wisdom by excelling in every area of life, leaving a legacy for my children’s children.
This challenge is hard. Write a mission statement.