A constitution is a set of written or unwritten beliefs and laws of a nation or corporation. It is regarded as a set of basic principles by which a state or organisation is governed. Therefore, a personal constitution is a personal statement of principles that guides and propels an individual’s action, conduct or behaviour. It is popularly referred to as a mission or purpose statement.
I once read the story of a well established organisation that hired a consultant to help with charting a new course for its business. To do this, the consultant began engagement with the company’s leadership team. He asked 13 directors to articulate simply and clearly the core mission of the organisation. To his surprise, he got 8 different answers. Now, that sounds very typical of some businesses or institutions.
Sometimes, we fall prey of pursuing things that occupy the very bottom-list of priority. And as a result, neglecting the things that really matter. This post by Fola pressed from openpleasures.com captures the whole essence of pursuing the things that are really of essence. Hope you’ll find it very helpful.
Very lately, I have been so busy with juggling my job with maternal and wifely duties topped with building a business that I believe that my relationship with God has not been at a place where I would want it to be. Prayer time has become rushed, taking the time to study God’s Word has become a rarity and please don’t even mention a nice quiet time with my loving Father. Our everyday lives are so boxed with too many things on our ‘to-do’ list, many errands to run, many meetings to attend, many goals to accomplish, kids to take care of, business that requires your attention to grow, career that needs you to fly, family that needs you to be an active and not a passive part of their lives and the list is inevitably endless. Now, most of these things are not in themselves bad or sinful, in fact, most if not all of the things we do or pursue to achieve are all good things.