I’m over at The Declare Conference blog today talking about Dream Calling. I’m also sharing a preview from my new course: 4 Tips for Dreamers to Craft a Missions Statement.
The closer we get to seeing God fulfill the dreams He’s placed in our heart—the more we need to stay on mission. As you are growing into your dreams, memorize this verse below. When I started seriously pursuing my dreams of getting my first book traditionally published in 2007, I wrote it down and hung it on my wall for years.
I hope it helps:
“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil” (Proverbs 4:25-27, NLT).
Another quote that really impacted me recently said, “you can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go (or have already been).” And I love this quote from Georgia Shaffer. She says, “As we realize our dreams, we never stop growing.”
According to Andy & Janine Mason, there are two price tags to staying on mission with your dream.
- What it costs you personally
- What it costs others if you don’t listen and obey what the Lord is telling you to do!
It’s important to realize that our God-sized calling is not just for us, but for the welfare of others. This is just a few of many reasons why it’s important to stay on mission. Listen to today’s podcast, and read the prompt below to craft your own missions statement!!
Day 13 Podcast:
Click here to listen to today’s podcast or listen below:
Day 13 Prompts:
As a Dream Coach, it is my honor to help clients pursue their dreams. Crafting a missions statement is one of the most important tools for a dreamer. I wrote my first missions statement in 2004 when I discovered that God did not want me to become a high school math teacher, but a writer instead. This simple statement helped me stay the course when I thought it was nearly impossible. It also helped me when I gave up, and when I came back to it years later.
I wrote my second missions statement last year with the help of an exercise I learned from Light University where I got my Advanced Certificate for Christian Life Coaching.
Please use this exercise to craft your own missions statement. Please read the 4 tips for Dreamers to Craft a Missions Statement or print the exercise below (under Day 13 Downloads):
- One-three sentences maximum. (Succinct and Concise)
- Includes your goals, skills, or values
- Adjectives that convey you are unique!
- The what and why (What makes you unique and why?)
After crafting your missions statement, I encourage you to go one step further. Print and frame your missions statement, and place it by your bed, desk, or in your office. If you’re not good at graphic design, try using Canva or hiring a graphic designer.
Day 13 Downloads:
- Click here to download the 4 Tips for Dreamers to Craft a Missions Statement printable.
Day 13 Discussion:
Have you ever written a missions statement before? Perhaps today’s prompt is something you’ve been wanting to do for a while, but just haven’t known how. When you register for the course, you will gain access to the private Facebook group where you can share your missions statement with likeminded dreamers, or if you’re still unsure of what to write—read some missions statements from the group until you have a better idea of what to write for yours.