We’re on our way! Hooray!
But wait a minute! Where are we going?
If we don’t know where we are headed it doesn’t matter how fast we are moving.
When we first began writing together we spent time praying and discussing our vision. We wanted to have a vision statement for our work to keep us in line with each other and more importantly to keep us in line with God.
Early on we chose a Bible verse to guide us:
We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalm 78:4
This verse has been like a compass to us pointing us in the right direction and keeping us on track. At first we saw the next generation as children. We began to expand our vision to see the next generation as adults too.
This statement of purpose helps us in many ways:
- It helps us make decisions about how to spend our time.
- It keeps us focused on the goal instead of on small problems.
- It reminds us that we are not in control, God is in control.
Do you have a statement of purpose for your writing?
Do you know where you are going?
Laurie and Betsy