It is my desire to live life intentionally, with purpose. The older I become, the less I want to waste time. I have spent too much time being distracted by lessor things. Chasing after the good at the expense of the best. Am I the only one? I doubt it. I want to live an intentional life!
What does it mean to live an intentional life?
For one thing, it starts with my priorities. Every behavior, action or activity, thought we ponder display where our priorities lie. I once hear someone say, we can tell a lot about a person’s focus by looking at their bank register, or even our Netflix history. Jesus instructs us where to place our attention. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Mt 6:33, ESV).
Fine tuning our priorities requires prayer. It demands digging deep in the Word of God. Living intentionally may even cause us to give up anything that hinders what He has called us to. The goal is as stated in 2 Peter 3:18 “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity” (ESV).
When we live an intentional life, we may stand out in comparison to others because our life will be different. We will spend our time on only what aligns with our purpose and goals. Every decision and choice we make will be held up to what matters. Our focus will run by the criteria of the question, does this bring Him glory? Does this act meet the boundaries and goals which leads becoming more like Him? Asking these questions is imperative to living intentional and align with the calling He has place on my life.
2 Timothy 4:1-5 states, “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (ESV).
This is why we are here! As women of God, we are called to read the Word for the knowledge of Him who gave His all for our redemption. His Beloved Jewels are women who live out the greatest commandment, “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40, ESV).
His Beloved Jewels exists to equip women to pursue Yahweh, and to encourage women to Love God and Love Others! Want to join us on the journey to living intentionally? Join the Word Girl Challenge!
in His love