Corporate companies utilize mission and vision statements to guide their company and employees in a direction towards achieving a common purposes and goals as a company. A mission statement informs the purpose of the company and the vision statement inspires the company of its ideal outcome. Have you ever taken the time to think about what your life’s mission and vision statement is or what your purpose and goals are in life?
If someone asked you today, “What are you all about?” would you be able to answer? It’s a quest that some may take their whole life to figure out, pursuing things that they think will provide answers and fulfillment. Luckily, Jesus gives us the answer as to what we should be all about and find fulfillment in, and it’s not in success, money, achievements or the number of Facebook friends we have, but rather in the greatest commandments:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40
Jesus tells us the most important thing in life and what our life mission statement or purpose should include is in the greatest commandments– to love God and to love others (Matthew 22:36-40). Somehow along the way we muck that mission up and make it all about ourselves and draw attention to our good deeds instead of focusing on loving God and loving others. Now how we love God and love others is unique to every person. God created each one of us to love in a way that only we uniquely can give love to this world. This unique ability to love leads to the creation of a vision statement which will indicate where will one go with that mission to love and how? Be open to where God can take you and use you. You will find that in every act of listening and obedient response to love, God will develop that mission and vision for your life as you move forward.
Have you thought about your life’s mission statement? What are you all about?