Are you and your spouse on a mission?
There is something to be said about living life with a purpose. Otherwise, it’s easy to wander aimlessly, missing out on opportunities and blessings you may find along the way.
What’s the point of it all? What do you and your spouse want to accomplish in life? How do you want others to know you? What is the basis from which you make decisions as a family?
I think of Jesus’ words in John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Life “to the full.” What does that mean to you? It can be very helpful, when coming up with a plan to live life to the full, to determine your family mission statement.
How do you come up with your family’s mission statement? According to an article at inc.com, “There are four key elements found in effective statements: Value, inspiration, plausibility, and specificity.”
What are your family values? What inspires you? What do you want to see your children do as they grow up? What has God called you and your family to DO?
If you’d like some more help determining your family’s mission statement, check out this article at Focus On The Family.
Keri Kitchen is a devoted wife and mother, blogger, author of Love Isn’t Selfish, licensed mental health counselor, and founder of The Carys Rainn Foundation. To read more about what God is doing in her life, visit her blog at www.aftertherainn.com