Some time ago I attended a
Family Enrichment Seminar in Nassau during the summer. The question was asked
to write a mission statement for your life. I thought to myself that the
presenter was just being hilarious. However, he was serious about his
statement. He said it yet again; write for me a mission statement for your
life. I then begin to ask myself the question what is my mission statement for
my life? As I begin to answer this question, it was effortless for me to be
myself, and understand that every life has a mission. Fulfilling our mission is
the most essential in life.
A mission statement is
formal, short, or written statement of the purpose of a company or
organization. As I’m writing this article, I think about the Rand Memorial
Hospital. As soon as you enter the doors, you would see a written mission
statement for the public to view. It is to express the purpose of the public
As I thought about my
personal mission statement, I thought further about a Family Mission Statement.
Do you have a mission
statement for your family? Your family mission statement should do several
Guide the actions of your household. When there is a mission statement for your family
most of your actions will be toward the affirmative action.
Spell out its overall
Provide a sense of direction.
And guide decision-making.
No wonder the Bahamian
families are crumbling, we have created a path that excludes God. God has
created an institution called marriage to produce families. However, He stands
on the out side asking what have we done?
This mission statement
provides the framework or context within which the family’s strategies are formulated.
Parents are frustrated over
delinquency in their children and are lost for words. In the midst of our
frustration there are some things that we can begin to put into practice once
we have established a mission statement.
Praying together. Prayer builds intimacy between you and God, and between you and your
family. Praying together helps everyone see one another’s hurt and thankfulness
at the same time. Some children find it difficult to pray for the reason it’s
not displayed in their homes.
Making memories last. Doing something out of the ordinary that is fun and unforgettable.
Family nights. When I first got married I learned a valuable
lesson from my father’s in the gospel. It was to make sure that a night was
only for my family. Family nights causes an unbreakable bond in your family
between love ones.
Take advantage of the moment. Sometimes a ride to the beach may seem insignificant
to you as the parent, at the moment, however; your child will appreciate the
drive once there is no interrogation. Just enjoy the moment.
There are many other things
that we can do together as a family. Whatever we do, should guide us along the
path of our family Mission statement. Without a mission, we would not fulfill
our God given purpose in life to guide our families in the path of
righteousness. Where there’s no purpose, we would not be able to attain goals
for our families.
God has a mission for your
family, and for every family on planet earth. Ask him for his direction for
your family. God is not a follower; He leads families through the path of
righteousness for His name sake. He will share His glory with no-one. In all
the successes that our families may accomplish; it’s all for the glory of God.
He has a mission for your family.
Pastor Wayne W. Carey
is a Youth and Assistant
Pastor- Counselor- Conflict Resolution Strategist- Author- Speaker- Self-Esteem Elevation
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