Last night my best friend and I were doing our bible study and the word ‘intentional’ kept coming up. She mentioned that be intentional has been a phrase on her heart for several weeks – a phrase she wants to paint over her doorway in her bedroom, but has yet to do. Now to give her some credit, she did just have a baby two months ago and is already the busy mommy of two, so she doesn’t have tons of time lying around to do things like paint a phrase over the doorway in her bedroom.
But it got me thinking : so many things in life will never get done if I am not intentional about doing them. Handwriting notes of encouragement to friends, spending one-on-one time with each of my children, putting the laundry away – these all take a conscious effort.
But even more so, if I am not intentional about loving others the way God wants us to, I will spend all of my days doing my own thing in my own home forgetting that there are so many unmet needs right outside my door.
To wake each morning with the phrase be intentional staring right at me is probably just the reminder I need to live my day with purpose – accomplishing important tasks, making the most of the time that I have and truly loving those around me.
“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31