Turning sixty caused me to reflect on my life and my future. One thing that this reflection has done has caused me to take a hard look at the purpose of my life. Especially the purpose of the remaining years that I have left, (whatever that number may be.) Oh, don't get me wrong, I am well aware of the fact that ultimately my purpose is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. But what does that mean? How do I do that? Do I have a plan that will accomplish it or am I just flailing along "willy-nilly?"
This reflecting has spurred me on to draft and put on paper a "purpose statement for my life."
I am not sure if this purpose statement is to bulky and involved, but here goes. What do you think of it? How would you improve it? What suggestions do you have for me?
"The purpose of my life is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever by His grace through His Spirit and because of Christ’s atoning work by living with the mind of Christ, and by working out my salvation with fear and trembling, and by shepherding my family, as a nurturing father, and to edify and equip God’s people by teaching the Word of God."