My Personal Manifesto (For Now)


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.

My Daily Manifesto

What would you put on YOUR personal manifesto? Why not set aside ten minutes and see what comes to mind?

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