It’s a word that popped into my mind when I wanted to choose a few theme words for this year, and it’s a word that’s continued to force itself upon my consciousness throughout these months.
I want it in my life as a Christian. I want it in my life as a daughter. I want it in my life as a sister. I want it in my life as a friend. I want it in my life as an employee, a writer, a student…
I want it to define my life, because my days are short and few. A moment slips by without notice or effort, and then it’s gone forever.
So I want to be intentional.
To intentionally put God first in my heart, my mind, and my days.
To intentionally battle procrastination so I don’t have to push people away when I’m scrambling for a deadline.
To intentionally do my best work on the smallest of tasks, whether at the farm, at the keyboard, or in the home.
To intentionally send a text or letter just to let someone know they matter.
To intentionally put down my phone or close my laptop or book to be all there when someone calls my name.
To intentionally drink in the beauty of life.
To intentionally battle introverted tendencies and strike up conversations with people I don’t know well.
To intentionally be transparent, tearing down any false fronts I’ve set up in my life.
To intentionally thirst for wisdom… and then intentionally seek it.
To intentionally take up my cross and follow Jesus, every single day.
To intentionally live for God.