Every 6 months - when we have the opportunity to watch or attend General Conference I get that feeling that is time to try harder to be the person I want to be.
This weekend I thought about who I am TRYING to BECOME and I thought of something I wrote on my mission. It has been tucked in my scriptures for years and I realized it is time that it is written somewhere that I can not lose it.
My Mission Statement.
(One of the missionaries that I served with had a "mission statement" - not about the actual mission, more of a personal statement -and he let me read it. I thought it was the coolest thing ever and went home to write my own.)
It is pretty personal. It is What I WANT for me. Who I WANT to BE. It is a Way I WANT to live.
That means: I am a Work in Progress and I still struggle with a lot of these things. But it may give some of you Better Insight into Why I do the things I do. And Why I want to change some of the things I do. (I wrote this on my mission, and I probably need to update it with new insights)
My Mission Statement
I will help everyone feel IMPORTANT. I will use only GOOD WORDS that Build or Love. I will VALUE my Scripture Study Time as SACRED. I will FORGET myself and GO to WORK. I will TRY to APPLY every principle the Brethren teach. I will LISTEN to and Follow the Spirit. I will PRAY with ALL my HEART. I will pray for Humility, Charity, and More Faith. I will develop my Talents to HELP others. I will NEVER use HUMOR to HURT another. I will LOVE my FAMILY. I will Learn to BE a HEALER of HEARTS. I will be the One my Husband is Looking for. (check that one off) I will Remember my Covenants with the Lord. I will be More GRATEFUL. I will be SOMEONE that my FRIENDS can count on and trust. I will Raise my Children to Know their Savior, To Feel His Love, and to Praise and Worship Him. I WILL DO MY BEST. I will SMILE when I WANT to CRY. I will openly GIVE my HEART to my children and my husband. I will HONOR the Priesthood. I will ASK for HELP when I NEED it. I will find ways to SERVE. I will make others LAUGH. I will Teach PEACE. I will be an EXAMPLE of a Latter Day Saint. I will TRUST in the Lord and in His TIMING. (P.A. school??) I will be submissive and not murmur. I will Turn my WEAKNESSES into STRENGTHS. I will ASK for FORGIVENESS and Say "I'm Sorry". I will LISTEN more and TALK less. I WILL be SUNSHINE. I will Remember that the Gospel IS Life. I will Make my CHILDREN and HUSBAND my HIGHEST PRIORITY. I will FORGIVE those that HURT me. I will Leave others BETTER than I found them. I will be STRONGER than ANGER or FEAR. I will DREAM BIG and LIVE MY DREAMS.
Katie Nelson - Tyler
10 November 2002