“I intend, therefore, to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God, as the LORD told my father David, when he said, ‘Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name.'” – 1 Kings 5:5
Onto day three of delving into Solomon’s examples this week. Now, the first thing to understand about Solomon is that God’s mission for him was clear from the very beginning. He was to build a great temple for the Lord. Interestingly, Solomon’s father, David, also had the same vision, but it was not his mission to carry out. God knew David was a warrior, not a builder, and so He saved this particular goal for David’s son, Solomon.
Solomon gave the goal and the mission to the people of Israel, helped them to understand what his mission was and challenged them to carry out it out. The timing was right for this. The enemies had been defeated. It was a time to follow God’s will.
Are you clear on your life mission? Are you clear on your purpose? Can you express it in a brief sentence just like Solomon could? If you are a leader, are you clear on your organization’s mission and the role you are to play in that goal? Are you very clear about some God-given goals – goals that God has given you to help fulfill that mission? Do you communicate that mission clearly?
Follow Solomon’s example: begin with a clear mission and communicate that mission to those who are helping you meet that goal. It’s an absolute key to successful living.