The year is quickly coming to an end. The days of Advent seem to be ending before I realize they actually began. It is during this time that I begin to ponder the year and my life – and if I am living it with intention and purpose.
I read about being intentional and I consider the depth of that word, it’s meaning. I meander through the Bible, finding God’s word ever coursing through my thoughts and I wonder-
Can a parent, a person, a writer, be intentional without a complete focus on His word?
What does being Intentional Mean
As I consider this question, I look to the meaning of being intentional. I go to my friend Noah Webster, his 1828 dictionary has become one of my best writing friends.
Intentional, a. Intended; designed; done with design or purpose.
If that is the case, then being intentional means all that I do is to be done with design or purpose.
What is that purpose?
If I have been designed and created by the Creator God for His Glory and His purpose….then, it would appear that all that I do should be intentional for him.
Not intentional on being the best wife, mom, daughter, friend…but to truly glorify him.
Can the thoughts of being intentional have meaning and help others grow without sharing his word?
I see words- words so beautifully written, sharing the necessity of being intentional…it seems to be the word surrounding me these days…it envelops my mind and my thoughts.
The Purpose of Being intentional
But, what is the purpose of being intentional? Can I do it of my own accord?
My thoughts are “No, I can not be intentional of my own accord, It has to have a focus beyond the worldly desires. I can’t share my days, my life without pointing to the one who gives me purpose.”
-without pointing to the one who shares the beauty of grace
-the one who gives purpose to my children
-the one who shares of forgiveness to any hurting heart….who faces any failure in a day.
To live a life of intention for the purpose of which I was created-yes, it is on my heart.
Be intentional for God
To be His, loved by Him, basking in his Grace and sharing that beauty with my children, family and friends daily.
A life of intention without him is a life in distress…daily falling and flailing without the beauty of his love.
a life of intention-without hope.
Me, I choose an intentional life, sharing his words in all that I do….for His glory….not mine. A life filled with hope, in a world that seems to be hopelessly leaning toward a life of intention without meaning, without purpose, without hope and worse – without unconditional love.
Beloved, let’s choose the life we were created for. Living an Intentional life – seeking God’s love through fellowship and worship.
Will you join me?
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