In order to remind myself and to begin thinking about how well this still works (or should be working) in regard to well… a lot of things. Life for example. This is the mission/vision statement I wrote for myself a little over a year ago:
I will live with integrity and an understanding of where I stand in relation to God. I will make a difference to the individuals around me by actively listening and putting their needs before my own. I will develop and use any means of communication that have been given to me to positively influence and impact others. I will never be content with a bystander attitude or a passive existence. I will allow myself to fail in order that I might grow. I will seek to develop my character and discover my potential but not allow it to control me. I will glorify God in all areas of life: spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally.
Idealistic perhaps? NB. It is a ‘Vision’ statement, although it’d be nice it doesn’t have to be, and realistically probably can’t be spot on perfect all the time.
I also found this verse the other day,.
It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
-2 John 1:4-6 (emphasis mine)
Do you have any verses that have strongly dictated your life: over time? for a short period? Do have a mission/vision type statement? I am curious. Satisfy me.