TUESDAY, APRIL 2
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT
Albert Einstein was taking a train to an out of town engagement. The conductor stopped by to punch his ticket, but Einstein couldn’t find his ticket. The conductor said, “We all know who you are, Dr. Einstein. I’m sure you bought a ticket. Don’t worry about it.” As the conductor moved along, he looked back to see Einstein on his hands and knees searching under the seats for his ticket. The conductor walked back, “Dr. Einstein, please, don’t worry about it. I know who you are.” Exasperated, Einstein looked up and said, “I, too, know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going.”
Even great minds get lost or confused at times. According to Proverbs 3, God has promised to help us with direction for our lives if we will trust Him. Yesterday, we started the discussion about having a personal mission statement. Today, we will walk through a few steps for writing a personal mission statement. A great first step is asking God the three questions we talked about yesterday: 1) Who am I? 2) Why am I here? 3) What principles should guide my life? Take some time in prayer and ask God those questions and review what you wrote yesterday.
Personal mission statements are typically two to five sentences at most that summarize the answer to those three questions.
Take some time and try writing your own mission statement. Share it with someone close to you and get their feedback.