Staying On Mission

Posted: April 1, 2021 in Uncategorized

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve gotten distracted at times There are a lot of things I love to do and sometimes I can get caught up in doing things that, while fun and not bad or sinful, are also not necessarily conducive to moving my mission forward. Now don’t get me wrong there is a time and a place for having fun and sometimes these creative explorations reveal new paths, but for the most part they can help me to lose focus. How about you?

One of the cold realities of life is we all only have 24 hours in a day and out of those 24 hours, many are already spoken for. We need to do our jobs, we need to eat and sleep, and to cut any of those things short will end up being detrimental to us, sooner or later. Also do not ignore family time. This leaves a much smaller window of time to accomplish our goals. It is for this reason that staying on mission is so important. Of course the first step in that is knowing what your mission is. For me, my primary mission is to spread the Gospel and advance the cause of Christ. Because of my gifting and my calling, I know one of the main ways to accomplish this is to help the church embrace creativity and to help creative people embrace the church. As such, projects that accomplish this goal should be first and foremost in the time I have outside my “mandatory activities.”

What is your mission, and how can you set yourself up to accomplish it? One of the things I have found helpful is carrying a calendar with me. I mark off my daily activities as I accomplish them. That is what has helped me be more consistent with this blog, and my daily challenges over at the Daily Creative. I am sensing that I need a change of direction over at Beware of Artists, because while I have been consistent in creating a piece each day, I question whether those creations are really moving my mission forward. They are building my skills, but would redirecting them help me toward other goals? That remains to be seen.

How can you refocus your efforts to help you to say on mission?

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