Right now, ACCESS is working with The Image Group to develop our brand. One thing that ACCESS has ALWAYS struggled with is communicating who we are and what we do to the public. Our Brand Advancement committee is working hard to put an image to what we do to better communicate this. There are many ideas that have been thrown about and in a recent meeting we were making decisions on letter head and business cards and talking about how we need to maintain a cohesive image with everything that leaves our office. At the end of our meeting, Bruce, our executive director/ceo made the comment that we must not forget our mission to serve God in our community and that that must be a part of everything we do. At first I was challenged with how to express this in the form of business cards and letter head, but got thinking about what this means for ACCESS as a whole. And then maybe even more importantly, is this evident in my life?
Bruce's comment that "we musn't forget our mission" struck a chord with me... because I think that there have been many many times in my life when I have gotten all caught up in the busyness... the font on the business cards, if you will.... and I have forgotten WHY I am here in the first place. What is my mission statement for life? Is this evident in all that I do? Or do I forget? My mission in life is to glorify God in all that I do. It is easy to let that be a minor detail in the chaos of life, but I think that it is something that we each need to be reminded of from time to time so that I can re-prioritize. This is something that does not come easy for me (does it come easy for anyone?). "Not forgetting" is something that I must work very hard at. I am so so very blessed to work for such an amazing, God-centered organization that always encourages me in my spiritual walk.
1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.