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Paul’s Personal Mission Statement

The enemy wants nothing more than for us to come up against opposition in life and ultimately give up. Paul knew trouble and yet he did not quit. Why, because the mission the Lord had him on was more important than his personal comfort or goals in life.

Our mission is to bring glory to our God through what we do for a living. To touch lives that those around us may know we are followers of Jesus. It is important how we conduct our business, how we treat our employees and how we deal with our customers and vendors. They are all treated exactly how we want to be treated, with respect.

It seems silly season is in full force and is capable of impacting everyone. This is what I hear from the Lord this morning as I try to understand all that has transpired over the last few weeks…you have done nothing wrong, continue on the path I have set you on. There are forces at work that you do not understand, do not let these things concern you. Paul told the Galatians this, ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ Gal 6:9

With our heads up and eyes focused on the goal, we walk forward bringing glory to our God.

Blessings

Paul’s Personal Mission Statement
by Os Hillman

I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11 – Acts 21:11-12

Paul understood his personal mission, which should be the personal mission of every believer in Jesus Christ. It is the one summary statement that best describes the purpose of our existence on earth and the goal of our Christian experience. It can be reduced to three important characteristics.

To know Christ.

To know and experience His power.

To identify with His sufferings.

All that flows from these three objectives becomes a by-product. Salvation is a by-product. Miracles are a by-product. Christlikeness is a by-product. Paul’s focus was on relationship. He understood that the deeper the relationship, the more power he would experience. He also understood that as he grew in this relationship, there would be suffering. Whenever the Kingdom of Light confronts the kingdom of darkness, there is a battle, and this often results in casualties. Christ confronted these earthly kingdoms and suffered for it. If we are living at this level of obedience, we, too, will face similar battles; it simply comes with the territory.

Does this sound like your personal mission statement? Is your focus in life centered on knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection? If not, press into Him today in order to begin experiencing Christ more intimately.

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