Be Intentional

You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.-Mr Rogers

 So, God gives you a new idea or a new dream to pursue, and you're instantly filled with passion and determination. You work super hard, day and night, to see this dream or idea come to life and, when it's complete, you are overwhelmed with so much joy. After the initial excitement begins to wear off, you loose the zeal and passion you once had. You worked so hard to see this dream come to life, and now it begins to fall by the wayside.

 If this is you, know that you're not the only one. In life, it is so easy to lose focus or interest, even about one's passion. The key in life is to be intentional.

 So, how does one become more intentional?

1. Ask God for wisdom
2. Set a goal
3. Ask God for clarity and guidance
4. Be intentional and just do it

The last charge is definitely the hardest. It's so easy to set goals, make lists, and organize your agendas, but following through with your word is the key to being intentional and achieving goals.

 What is God telling you, in your heart, to do? Ask yourself -what is God telling me to do? Am I listening?

 How many times has God given us something to do, but we come up with every excuse as to why we can’t. Too focused on what we deem as important and forgetting the fact that His business is most important.

 1 Timothy 4:15 - Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

 Push yourself, be intentional, and follow through with your goals. Remember: Actions speak louder than words.

Lauren Alyssa