It had been a busy day and I was starved! Normally I would order out at Cafe Express or run through the drive thru at Jack in the Box but since I was trying to be a good steward I decided to go home and fix something. There was no meat thawed but I did have a frozen dinner...a Weight Watchers Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla. Understand that I purchase the dinner for conveninece way more than to watch my waist line. This was a new product so I had to read the cooking instructions much more carefully and that is when I busted out laughing. No more than 4 times is it indicated on the box that the dinner is TWO servings and not one. Even in the cooking instructions area it says "Place 2nd quesadilla back into the freezer." As a self proclaimed food addict, I know exactly where they were coming from. It reminds me of something Horatio from CSI: Miami would say with his gun drawn, "Place your hands in the air and slowly back away from the freezer" or my friend's refrigerator magnet that says, "What you are looking for is not in here!"
But once I started cooking both quesadilla (remember convenience not waist line), I realized that Weight Watchers is sticking to their mission. Stouffer's mission is to sell more TV dinners to produce more profits but Weight Watchers' mission is not to sell frozen food but to help people lose weight. How easy would it have been to rationalize not putting all the extra "warnings" on the package? If we sell more TV dinners, we will have more revenue to reach more people. If we sell more TV dinners, more people will know about us and will want to join.
With 90 seconds still left on my dinner, I wondered how I was doing with my own mission. Was I regularly influenincg people for Jesus or was I just busy? Was I spending quality time with those I love or catching up on missed reality shows? Was I investing in the here and now or in the future? I realized that it was time for some course corrections in a few areas of my life.
What about you, moms? Is a clean house the mission or is it making great memories for your kids?
What about you, dads? Is providing a new car when Junior is 16 the mission or is it supporting him at his 8th grade band concert?
What about you, employees? Is getting a paycheck the mission or is it doing all things as unto the Lord?
Would love to hear about your mission and how you are doing sticking to it!