I am in a constant process of becoming. While I am at the feet of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I will lean on His understanding and not my own. I meditate often on how I may be able to be better prepared for the obstacles the crafty devil creates for me to get off track. I will continue to correct and keep moving forward. The Holy Spirit will keep me from being distracted. My mission: Add Positive Value to the Lives of Others.
I have asked God to show me what is keeping me from accomplishing my God given mission in life. It is me, myself, and I. It begins with the battle in my head and sharing my vision with the wrong people.
A personal vision should not be shared with everyone only after identifying the people that can benefit from mission. A definition of vision is: something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; especially: a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation. Sharing your vision with the wrong people is a waste of time. The purpose of a vision statement is to communicate the purpose and values of organization.
We are to share our mission with others first and then the vision of the relationship. Here is a definition of mission: a pre-established and often self-imposed objective or purpose. After identifying the mission, then one is able to prepare and share their vision statement only with the right people. This helps to set identify the goals of relationship to accomplish the mission. Sharing your mission should be public knowledge because this helps accomplish the mission. Share your vision with the right people.
Make sure your team is clear about your mission or they can unintentionally sabotage your efforts! My personal mission since 2005 is to: Add Positive Value to the Lives of Others.
I have been shown that the devil uses the people closest to us sometimes to get us off track and waste our precious energy in the wrong places. I rather add positive value to the lives of others than waste my energy with the wrong people. I remember my grandmother saying, “Only fools argue.” The devil uses some people to get you to defend your mission and the reasons for doing your God given tasks. It is a waste of energy. When God is with you who can be against you!
Of course people won’t understand all of your actions and they shouldn’t. Unless a person humbles themselves to ask, “How do your actions fit in with your overall mission?” They need not know. Let them speculate and stay in the bleachers watching you live your life and carrying out your God given mission. You can tell them if you want, “You will see,” or “Only time will tell.”
Some people only want to see what they want to see and hear from their own mental model, not through someone else’s eyes and experiences with life. As an example, if I am in one building looking out of a window viewing east and there is another person in another building facing west, we will see things differently. This is a fact—no need to argue—we are in two different buildings set to see a different view. A personal vision received and acknowledge is not a competition with others. It is created by and given by God to whom He chooses. God created us differently with different gifts and visions to serve Him, not worldly things and not to argue over what is seen.
I will not waste my God’s precious time and energy on people not willing to humble themselves to ask a very simple question, “What do you see or how does this action fit into your overall life’s mission or purpose?” It is not worth it!
The devil uses people who want to protect a position. God has a purpose for us all. Using a ladder and it’s rungs as an example, the bottom rung on a ladder has a definite purpose. The bottom rung is to assist a person on their journey to reach higher heights. As God allows me to reach higher rungs on the ladder I will applaud people who will take the first step to go higher and become what God calls them to be. It is not for me to determine. Through the lenses of my personal mission: The bottom rung on the ladder is adding value to the success of others reaching higher heights. This is success! Someone else will view this differently.
I live by faith and not by sight. I live in the creative world where this is abundance not by competing with others. Thank you Father God. I know you have plans for me that I don’t know about. I am preparing daily for each and every encounter to have experiences to reflect on how I can become a little better than the day before. I am in the process of becoming better at identifying the people God wants me to help and spend my time with.
I Add Positive Value to the Lives of Others.
I am praying this verse everyday…
1 Chronicles 4:9-10. 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
How do you plan to accomplish your mission?