Begin the new year with an Intentional Living Challenge!
Have you ever wished you could focus better on the things that really matter from day-to-day? I’m here to tell you that you can! The secret is intentional living!
As a mom of eight kids, I remember the time when I seriously struggled with feeling like I had too much to do. There was too much stress and a general feeling that I was failing to live intentionally and keep my priorities right.
How did I get to that place, and how do I get out of it?
There I was, living in a state of overwhelm, feeling stressed and discouraged.
I wondered HOW I could better manage my life and make a plan to live more intentionally.
I cried out to God asking Him to guide me and show me where to start and what I needed to do.
He specifically pointed out areas that I needed to focus intentionally on:
- Focus on My Heart – developing my relationship with God and His Word
- Caring for My Health – taking steps to better self-care
- Nurturing My Family – building strong relationships in my home
- My Home – managing the housekeeping
- Prioritizing My Time – managing my time to better achieve priorities and goals
- My Prayer Life – maintaining it all with the power of intentional prayer
Most of us know these should be our priorities, and we really want to do right in each of the areas.
Why then do we struggle so much with managing our life as God would have us to?
It comes down to one simple thing: a failure to be intentional!
We have to intentionally plan HOW we are going to accomplish our goals and priorities.
As I was thinking about this, I was reminded that we all have the same amount of time in our days. We all have 24 hours a day to use as we please or choose.
We can’t always control our circumstances and things do come up, however, we could do better at figuring out how to make time for those things that are important to us.
The truth is that we make time for what is important to us.
I know there are things in my life, and probably yours too, that we do actually feel are very important. Yet we feel so BUSY that we blame our neglect of them on not having enough time.
I believe that you can do better by being intentional. You need a PLAN to live intentionally.
Without a plan of action, it’s unlikely that you will move forward with your priorities.
Are you ready for an intentional living challenge?
If you have been struggling with living intentionally and managing these areas well, I understand.
I would encourage you to consider that it is time to look for a new approach. One that will help you accomplish the goals and priorities that God has placed on your heart.
Are you ready to follow through on your goals and priorities with an intentional living challenge?
If so, this challenge is for you! By taking little steps that develop habits, it will help you to live life with more purpose and more meaning.
For 6 days I will be sharing a post for each of the areas and a simple challenge that won’t overwhelm you in your already busy life!
Whether you are totally overwhelmed and struggling, or just needing a little bit of encouragement to focus more on being intentional in these key areas, you will find help and encouragement here.
Take these steps that will change your life, and get you back on track. We will start the challenge on January 13th, after things have slowed down from the holidays.
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