I was going through some old files and came across something that I almost forgot I wrote. It was an exercise from a leadership class I was taking in 1999. The point of the exercise was to write down a personal creed and themes for our life, the result is below. Looking it over has caused some wonderings about how well I lived up to this “creed” and the themes I expressed as important. I will be spending time in reflection for sure this weekend!
How about you…do you have a personal creed? Let me know what you think.
Jay’s Personal Creed 8/27/99
By God’s grace I will seek to add to His Kingdom all the measure of a man, a leader, a brother, a father and a husband He desires. Surrendering to His purpose and His plans, I will give myself to strengthening all relationships given to me to touch. Allowing the Spirit to flow through my gifts, and through study and sacrifice I will seek to be more like His Son daily.
My Five Themes (What I will focus my learning on, perfecting)
4. Creativity (art, writing, poetry)
5. Humor the gift of laughter