I’ve been reminded recently of how powerful it is to state our goals and intentions. There’s something about writing them down that makes them feel more real.
So I decided to create a personal manifesto of sorts. I wouldn’t call it complete, and it will likely change over time.
I phrased it in terms of “today” because a lifetime feels too vague and impractical.
Some of the language is distinctly mine and may not make sense to you. But that’s okay – it’s not supposed to! 😉
Here it is:
I want to abide today and bear much fruit.
I want to live today in full access.
I want to walk today in God confidence (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
I want to end today having fully spent myself on the things of God and wasted nothing on the things of self.
I want to move ahead today with forward energy and not be distracted, discouraged, or delayed by sideways or backwards energy.
I want to operate at maximum efficiency today. No drag, no stalls.
I want to be faithful with little today so I can be trusted with much in eternity and hear God say, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'” Matthew 25:21
I want to be bold today and live the adventure God’s called me to – not stay stuck in fear, bad habits, and destructive patterns.
I want to eliminate potential today and have no regrets.
I want to take ground today, not just defend it, and certainly not lose it.
I want to operate out of overflow today and live in love.
I want to be wise and discerning today; walking the path, not shoveling snow.
I want to be flexible today, moving as the Spirit leads.
I want to operate out of my true identity, mission, and motivation today, not get caught up in play acting or slip into my false self.
I put it on my computer background so I can look at it every morning.
What would you put on YOUR personal manifesto? Why not set aside ten minutes and see what comes to mind?