How do you decide what to say “yes” to and what to say “no” to?
Having a vision for your life and ministry provides the framework for what to do.
In my blog post Close your Eyes to See, I emphasize and give practical suggestions for writing clear vision statements for your life. Starting with vision allows you to see where you want to go.
Once the vision is known, the mission becomes clear.
Mission is what you should do, what to say “yes” to and what to say “no” to in order to see your vision become a reality.
Have you ever seen anyone who was “on a mission?”
My 22-year-old son is preparing for a 40 day/40 night leadership and spiritual development challenge in the wilderness of Wyoming. His vision is to be physically strong (he will carry 90 pounds on his back while hiking) and knowledgeable of his equipment.
It has been interesting to observe him craft his days prior to his departure such that his actions align with his vision. He works out daily, researches, purchases and tests his equipment, and designs “dry run” experiences hiking and camping at nearby sites. He is on a mission!
Here are a few questions to help you discern your mission and decide what you should and should not do…
- What actions will help you see your vision become a reality? Which will not?
- Which opportunities align with your vision? Which do not?
- Which needs align with your vision? Which do not?
I enjoy coaching women around the topic of vision and mission. Click here for more information: Vision and Mission Coaching
But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13,14 (the Apostle Paul, a man on a mission!)