IT'S NOT ABOUT ME!
The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27 NLT)
Lord help me to continually love You with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind. Let me always make You a priority. And Father, let me genuinely love others out of my love for You.
"A vision from God is never selfish. It will always help or uplift others in some way. It is designed to make the lives of humankind better and to improve society. It inspires and builds up others." (Dr. Myles Munroe)
Lord, let me never forget the vision You have given me to fulfill is not just for me or about me. You give vision, purpose, to point people to You, to help others grow spiritually mature, to encourage, and so much more. Thank You for using me, allowing me to be a part of Your plan.
A God given vision will always be far-reaching and never self-serving. If it only serves me, it's not from You!
A few questions I must continually ask myself concerning my vision, and the actions I take in implementing it, are:
Who am I serving?
How will this action serve them?
Am I reaching the hearts of those God has assigned for me to interact with?
Have I created lasting value?
Lord, let me represent You well in all my interactions with others. Let me love people like You love people, while trusting You to show me how especially in difficult situations that take me out of my comfort zone. Let me be a blessing to all I encounter. And Abba, let me leave people better than I found them. Let me build and not destroy. Let me give and not take. Let my actions bring glory to Your Name.
Dr. Munroe mentioned steps to writing your vision in his devotional, “Vision with Purpose and Power: A 90-Day Devotional.” I highly recommend this book if you really want to pursue purpose and remember:
IT’S. NOT. TOO. LATE!
I’m going to share three steps Dr. Munroe gave us in today’s devotional:
Discover Your True Motivation – ask yourself the following questions:
What is my motivation for my vision?
Why do I want to do what I want to do?
How does my vision help others?
Can I accomplish my vision and still have integrity?
Identify Your Principles – Your principles are your philosophy of life. In other words, they are how you intend to conduct yourself. You must clarify what you will and won’t do. These principles are your guides for living, doing business, relating to other people, and relating to life. You must settle them in your heart and mind so that you will have standards to live by.
Write out your goals
Choose Your Goals and Objectives – Goals are necessary to fulfill your vision. What practical things do you need to accomplish your dream? You must clearly delineate what you need to do and when you need to do it in order to get to where you want to go.
Write out your objectives
Be Encouraged! ❤