“While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called “the Baptizer,” was preaching in the desert country of Judea. His message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: ‘Change your life. God’s kingdom is here’.” Matthew 3:1-2
When an organization is founded, it develops a mission that is usually consolidated into a mission statement. If you want to know the core values of a business, all you have to do is read their mission statement. It tells their direction and purpose, as well as facilitates growth, decision-making, and strategic planning. Every decision of the organization should reflect their overall mission.
John is an example of a person on a mission. His mission was to declare Jesus’ coming and call people to change their lives. He combined his message and purpose, which led him to live a life of obscurity in order to proclaim the coming of Jesus. He channeled his energy into one direction, resulting in passion and productivity. He saw people’s lives being changed. In the same way, we want to make an impact in our world, but very few people take time to develop their mission. Yes, they know God has created them with a purpose and even know the message of Jesus they need to share. However, it takes work to draw those two components together and define your mission. This week, take a few minutes to write out a mission statement for your life. With a defined mission, may you live your life on purpose.