Live an Intentional Life – A Blog Mini-Series
Be Intentional. Be Intentional with your time. Be Intentional with your relationship. Be Intentional with your faith.
This week, we are starting a blog mini-series on what it means to live life “intentionally.” I’m not talking about living with a purpose – this is a different spin. Of course, you should live with a purpose, but live life with the intent that every little thing that you do, that you say, how you act, and how you interact matters. It has intention.
This week, we will look at what it means to be intentional with your time. This includes choosing what you plan to do and make a part of your life so it’s pleasing to you and doesn’t cause additional stress, but also so that it ultimately glorifies God. We’ve all been in situations that compete for our time, where on the outside, it looks great. However, once we get involved, it steals our joy and we dread completing the tasks that are involved, like going to particular meetings or spending hours researching something online. Whatever that maybe, it ultimately becomes a burden. Nothing that God has you do or wants you to do will or ever should be a burden.
Being intentional with our relationships is a little bit harder for obvious reasons. Some relationships we can control – like our friends, and maybe eve some of our children’s friends. What we can’t control is the family relationships we have either been born into or married into. We make choices. Choosing to be intentional with your relationships takes the stress off of you. You no longer have the burden of feeling as though you should take responsibility for the friend who is acting out. heir reactions are not your fault they own their own reactions. Being intentional with your relationships is answering the question, “How do we make the most of our time and be intentional when it may not feel like that’s the best relationship for us?” We will discuss that, this week.
We will also look at what it means to be intentional with your faith. Do you knowingly engage in relationships or activities that degrade your faith? Do you knowingly enter in to that glorify and strengthen your faith? Our faith is so much more than sitting in a pew on Sunday mornings. It’s more than praying at night with our children. It’s something we live out through our actions and our words all day long. It’s the grace that sustains our human nature.
So as we embark on this week, our mini-series on how to be intentional, we hope that you will interact and learn more about what it means to be intentional with your time, your relationships, and your faith. We pray that your burdens be lifted because you realize the importance of being who you are and allowing others to be who they are and take responsibility for their actions.
Look for a new post tomorrow!