Make intentional decisions, lest you inadvertently make unintentional ones whose affects on you can be devastating.
After all, to not decide...is to decide.
This word has been floating around in my head for several months now.
It first stood out to me when I heard Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine discussing "Legacy" on their radio show, FamilyLife Today. Dennis said that when his son was asked what one word he would use to describe his father, his answer was "intentional."
How about you? Can you be described that way?
At times, maybe I could be, but not as a majority.
One Word 2011."
So, she put forth a challenge for anyone who wanted to consider it to come up with your "one word" for 2011. Maybe what you want to be, what you want to do, but whatever the case---find and claim your "one word."
Immediately, I knew what my "one word" would be.
So, here I tell you that, as of today, I plan to be INTENTIONAL in 2011.
No longer will I just do things, say things, spend time and/or money without a purpose or intention.
I want to be INTENTIONAL:
- in my use of time
- in the words I write and say
- in the books and articles I read
- in the love I give
- in the way I relate to my husband
- in the guidance and upbringing of my son
- in the work I do for my job
- in all of my relations and interactions with others
- in the entertainment in which I partake
- in the money I spend and give
- in my thoughts and plans
Only with God's guidance, support, and strength is this possible.
With Him, however, all things are possible.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26So---what about you? What will be your "one word" for 2011?