The first law of progression: To move forward in life we need to have a personal mission statement.
A personal mission statement is one that clearly articulates the reason for our existence. John 4:34 tells us that Jesus’ mission statement was to do the will of the Father and to complete His work here on earth. The recorded ministry of Jesus lasts about three and a half years. In this short time, He accomplished a lot: He travelled, He preached, He healed and finally, sacrificed Himself for all mankind at Calvary.
The last words He spoke on the cross were “It is finished”. He was conscious
of His mission even to His last breath. On the third day, He rose from the grave and today, is the King of Kings. How did Jesus make such progress while on earth? He had a mission statement and He lived in order to fulfill it. His life here was driven by this purpose.
A mission statement has to be simple but specific. For instance, it can be something like “I want to be a blessing, materially, emotionally and spiritually, to those whom I come in contact with”. A personal mission statement such as this spurs us into action. Let’s look at the example in the sentence above to illustrate this.
To bless someone spiritually, we need to be connected with God in a manner that allows us to receive His insight so we may pass it on to others.
To bless someone emotionally, we need to work on better time management so we could spare time for those who need us.
To bless someone materially, we need to do the work that we do with diligence in order to generate sufficient resources to share with others in need.
When we don’t have a mission statement we are like a piece of wood tossed to and fro in the ocean. The waves of life will throw us around and we will be unable to do anything about it because we are aimless and confused. A mission statement is like a lighthouse that will direct us towards progress.
If you find yourself without a personal mission statement, ask God for guidance. When you receive it, note it down and keep reminding yourself about it. Your life needs to be centered around it.
Progress, is then, inevitable.