As I became challenged to discover my “one word” for this season of time, I mulled over many that could help to frame the activities of my life. However, ONE word kept creeping up and it started with a conference for professional development where we had to end our session with one word about what we had learned. I said, “Intentional”. That word creeped into my discussion with my peers more than once over the two days in the conference. I still was not sure about this word, I wanted to give it time to settle and think about it as it might relate outside of my professional development.

There is a sense of understanding that has come with this word, if you ask my husband, I am a “doer”. I do a lot of things and at times my husband thinks I do things just to do them. As I reflect on that, he might be right and I know I have the ability to do many things but do those things I do have purpose? do they have meaning? are they “INTENTIONAL”? There is a song that has become fairly popular in the contemporary Christian music world called, “Blink” (http://youtu.be/IvuxFdM3S58). It has been a good reminder for me to not waste my time with things that do not matter, but those that are intentional about building other up and loving them.

I would love to say that I have not wasted a moment after choosing this word to frame my life, but it would be more accurate to say I am wasting less time on things that don’t matter. I am being intentional about situations where I can be the connection between those who need each other as a resource or just for friendships or in my actions to move forward. For the next three months I am intentionally focusing on FIVE BIG ROCKS in my life as I know my time for anything else will be drastically limited.

Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

 

In my Bible reading just a few weeks ago, I have been confirmed about the importance of being intentional with Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Interesting how the song that I am enjoying so much on the radio echoes the words that I am reading. I am excited to see how being INTENTIONAL will not only benefit me, but those I come into contact with this season.