Mission Statement for Wives and Moms

by shara.anderson on May 29, 2012

There is something in me that wants organization.  Yet, there is something in me that resists the restriction that rules or a schedule could bring as a stay at home mom.  When I first heard of writing out a personal mission statement it seemed over the top to me.  It seemed rigid and formal.

Then I wrote one.  I wrote it over a year ago and recently stumbled upon it again.  I don’t think it was a coincidence that I ran into it as I have been praying for guidance in how to order my days and what to focus on.  I guess I’ve come to the conclusion that a mission statement isn’t rigid as much as it is a focus and a filter to use when trying to examine what I should and shouldn’t use my time for.

Here is what I came up with for a general mission statement:

To glorify God in all that I do, say and think as an overflow of love for Him.

Then I got more specific to my role as a wife and mom:

Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit I want to be a reflection of Christ in the way I live my life as a wife and mother.

As a Wife:  Respect, honor, love and cherish Kirk.  To pray for him, support him and encourage him.

As a Mom:  To love, care for, consistently model a life glorifying to God, and discipline my children in wisdom and love.  To cultivate a place where my children see their need for a Savior and to point them to His ability and desire to save them.  To pray for them and to help each child grow in self-discipline and healthy lifelong habits that will serve them well.  To discover with each child their areas of giftedness and encourage them to use that for God’s glory.

Even re-writing that has made the guilt over-flow in my mind.  Maybe that’s why I resist things like mission statements.  It can be a measure of all that I’m not.  BUT…more than fearing what I’m not, I fear I will look back with regret and that is not where I want to be in 10+ years.  SO…I am choosing to use this (evolving) mission statement as a guide to lead me to press into what God has already called me to.

Will you join me?  Maybe you already have a personal or family mission statement.  Would you share it?  What have you gained by having it?  What are your struggles with it?

I am hoping to take the next several weeks and break down the mission and focus on one thing at a time.  I’ll let you know how it’s going.  I’ll also share, later, about the 2011-2012 homeschool year mission statement that I wrote and how I did on that…

Blessings to you as you focus on Him,

Life In Bloom


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