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We often tell people that we didn’t mean what we said. If we did something to hurt another person, we might say, it wasn’t intentional.
Our words to others need to have intention. They need to be calculated, conscious, and deliberate.
The Bible says that what’s in a man’s heart will eventually come out.
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. Matthew 15:18
Most of the time in the form of words, actions, or even better, body language.
Often times we don’t realize the depth of conversation that we have had with another person just by our body language. It gives a glimpse into our mind and heart that sometimes we don’t even know is there.
The New Year brings a refreshed sense of intention. We’ve reviewed the past and are measuring, planning, studying what changes need to be made for the future.
Being intentional brings an awareness of an end to be achieved. Goals and purpose bring thoughtful care and action.
It is something that brings willful determination. It’s not accidental, but premeditated.
What’s involved with this journey?
- Planning Meals
- Documenting My Journey
- Not Giving Myself Permission To Fail
- Taking It Day By Day
- Follow Through
- Dedication when I want to quit
- Surrounding Myself With Encouragers
- Silencing Hurtful Emotion and Fear
I find that this one simple word: Intentional, means the world of difference in our path to success! It’s the difference between a casual commitment and a purposeful contract.
Whole 30 is just part of my life’s journey to health.
Other areas I need to be intentional:
Reading God’s Word
Loving My Kids
Loving My Husband
Serving My Community
What about you? What are you intentional about? What goals have you been setting out to achieve, and you haven’t? Perhaps INTENTION is the secret ingredient?