Someone said to me, “You better have your own personal mission statement if you’re going to finish well.” I think that’s a little goofey, but do I understand that it can help know where you’re going.
So I started imagining someone telling Jesus he should have a mission statement, which made me laugh. I was reading the Beatitudes, when I suddenly thought, “That’s it. That’s Jesus’ mission statement.”
Jesus is my hero and I started thinking about taking the Beatitudes as a mission statement. I wrote in my journal: “I will do my best to be poor in spirit, meek, a peson who hungers for God’s way, merciful, pure in heart and a peacemaker”
Thinking of the beatitudes, I wrote: “Will I count others better than myself?” “Will I assume it is not all about me?” “Will I pursue God more than I pursue human relationships?” “Will I give people the benefit of the doubt?” “Will I ask God to search my heart?”
I know that God wants people that are transparent, open-handed and honest. I’d say that adopting the Beautitudes as your mission statement is pretty good way to be that kind of person.