“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Whether you are the owner of the business, manager or colleague, it is important to understand the business’s purpose. Do you know your business’s Mission Statement? Do they have one? If you see a business struggling with decision making, it may be because they do not have this Statement, or they are forgetting about it. It is intended to provide the focus for all decision making, and is vital to refer to when new opportunities arise. You can also think of the Mission Statement as the “good works” you are going to provide to others.
My physiotherapy clinic’s Mission Statement is “To professionally and creatively maximize patient function and promote lifelong wellness.” Therefore, when presented with an opportunity we have direction from our Mission Statement on how to make a decision. Below are some of the things we consider:
Monday: What is the service you are providing in your business? Be specific.
Tuesday: How are you providing this service? Be specific.
Wednesday: To whom are you providing this service? Be specific.
Thursday: What value are you bringing with this service? Be specific.
Friday: Once your Mission Statement is written and you are at peace about your focus, commit it to God in prayer. Make the commitment to “pray your Mission Statement” daily. Ask God for the wisdom, strength and discernment to “do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Bonny, Christian Women at Work