Once in a while it is good to review why we are here on planet Earth and to think through all of the “stuff” we are involved in and see what is really contributing to why God put us here on the earth. I am assuming, of course, that you are born again and thus have a personal relationship with the Lord and that you have, sometime in the past, sat down with the Lord and written out your personal mission statement.
Let me be bold and share my personal mission statement: “To intimately know and touch the fullness of God as found only in Jesus Christ and to invite others to personally experience His life and love.”
So, I have been thinking lately about all the things I do, the we I live, what I do for my living, how I relate to people, and the hopes and dreams I now have at my age and running them all through the filter of the mission I have in life. The mission statement is the given as I believe the Lord revealed it to me and called me to live with this purpose in mind. So, that means I am the flexible – my values, my priorities, my preferences, my hopes and dreams – are all flexible and must consistently be adjusted to come into line with what the Lord revealed as His purpose or mission for my life.
Well, there are some changes to be made. I have drifted somewhat from center… So, as I approach another year-end I will need to make some adjustments so that I enter 2013 in the center of God’s will for my life once again. Making them now in early December allows me time to reschedule things in early 2013 that are already set and bring all my planning back into line with the Lord’s purpose and plan for my life.
The philosopher Plato once stated that: “An unexamined life is not worth living” and I agree. But, your life needs to be examined in light of eternity, the Lordship of Jesus over your life, and the plan and purpose of God for your life. Why not take some time in the coming few weeks in the midst of the Christmas hussle and bussle to examine what you are doing and why. Remember, His gift to you is time – and there are only three things you can do with time – waste it, spend it, or invest it. The Lord would want you to invest it in His Kingdom purposes.