If we were asked to recollect what we have accomplished this year, most of us will struggle. As I wrote this, I asked myself – where has all the time gone and why can’t I account for most of it? I should be able to account for at least fifty percent of that time.
While my brain was trying to get an accurate day by day account like a computer memory chip, the Holy Spirit pointed me to the following Scripture in Luke 4 verse 18 – 20a:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” And He closed the book.
The reason why an accurate account could be given of Jesus’ activities was that they were in line with His overall mission on earth. Every task could be assigned to the categories highlighted in His mission statement, as can be seen in the above Scripture.
We need to adopt the same policy by drafting a mission statement that encompasses all our activities, so that at any point in the year we can give an accurate account of our lives.
Shalom – Love Never Fails
©Insight for the Day 2014