Becoming Clear About Mission
Here is a wise word from my mentor:
When I make clear priorities and force myself to consider binary choices, (yes to this, no to that for the sake of the yes,) it really drives me to sadness and despair, and then to Christ for mercy. Here is why: In making very conscious choices I am forced to confront my weakness, whether it is a lack of time or a lack of warm hearted love, or a driving self-will for comfort. I am forced to see that my circle of influence is miniscule compared to my circle of concern. My circle of influence is far smaller than I fancy it to be and it requires more work than I want to do in order to enlarge it. But if I do not enlarge it (by becoming more organized with my time, money or my emotional energy), I see how others suffer, and how I really am more interested in my comfort zone than I am in other people. This is a bitter pill; one I an inclined to avoid. This is why making a personal mission statement and clarifying priorities is no joke. It is not the statement per se, or the list of priorities per se that is important. It is the process and habit of visiting them before God who calls me to service.
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