With all the changes we have experienced recently, I have thought a lot about my lifestyle. Am I just going day to day or am I spending each day intentionally?
I am not one to have every day planned out to the minute, I’m not saying that at all. Actually, I really like spontaneity! The freedom to do something at the spur of the moment, just because the opportunity arises, is a blessing that I don’t want to take for granted.
I believe living intentionally calls for me to stop and really consider my lifestyle, not just how I spend my free time – but also how I spend my money, who I am hanging around and what I am feeding my body and soul. Have I formed bad habits that I wasn’t even aware of? If so, it may be time to make some changes or reassess my priorities.
Maybe I need to do a little tweaking, I may even need a major upheaval, aside from the current circumstances. Maybe instead of doing more or doing different, I need to get back to the basics. I believe the most important thing is finding what in my life is worth giving my all to.
For me, this is my relationship with Jesus, my husband and my family, my friends and my church. These are very special and worth putting my time and energy into.
One of the things my dad always told me was that if I did something, do it like you were doing it for Jesus Himself! (Does that sound a little familiar?) It is very easy to forget that and just casually perform my duties or activities. How does that glorify God?
My hope is to live more intentionally, be it worship, love or work, giving it my all, just like I am doing it for Jesus Himself. Because I am!
“Everything is permissible for me”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”–but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12