Monday, March 4, 2013

Live On Purpose!

What is a mission statement? According to dictionary.com, a mission statement is an official "document" that sets out goals, purpose, and work of an organization. I am sure if someone asked you to recite at least 1 mission statement from a company or organization right at this moment, you'd be able to [whether paraphrased or verbatim]. Right? Well, maybe. 
 The real question is, what is YOUR personal mission statement? 

Last year I decided that in order to know where I was going, I needed to know exactly what I stood for and what my purpose was in life. As I was scouring the internet to find information on how to effectively write a mission statement for my life, I stumbled upon the Franklin Covey Mission Statement Builder. My friend, you have to check this builder out! It asked me a series of questions that really set my mind and heart in motion. After answering various questions, it emailed me my finished product... Umm, wow! Seeing it all come together was phenomenal and moving. It literally moved me to tears.

Each of our mission statements are personal, but at the same time, people should know a glimpse of our mission statement by the way we live our lives.

I would like to share one portion of my mission statement that gives me the goosebumps every time I read it:

I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:
  • Abuelo's caring, loving and forgiving spirit
  • MLK's fearlessness and love for God and man
  • Jesus' unconditional love and selflessness
There are also a couple christian songs that support my mission statement and how I would like to live my life. This song directly below is entitled, "The Motions" by Matthew West. Something Matthew specifically says that rings bells in my mind are:

I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me.

I don't wanna spend my whole life asking,
What if I had given everything?
Instead of going through the motions.


And this second song by For King & Country is self-explanatory and does not need any verse to be highlighted because it speaks for itself [in high volume].

Discover your personal mission statement and identify a couple of songs that really speak to your purpose and life. And whenever you feel like you are falling off track, re-read your mission statement and remember why God placed you here in this cold world. Let's warm it up!

Embrace your life's mission and live ON purpose-- it will change you. 

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