Proverbs 24: 27
First plant your fields;
then build your barn.
In this post, let’s discover the 2P’s of Intentional Living
Preparation and Priority
To grow a beautiful garden, first we need to prepare the grounds. A well prepared ground makes or breaks a garden. One has to also determine the season for the type of plants planted. Even right plants, when planted in the wrong season wither and die eventually. Doing things in the right order is one of the key factors of intentional living. Set your priorities right.
You need to do what you want to do as no-one knows you better than you. To live life intentionally, you need to plan your life wisely else you will end up wasting your time, energy, resources and ability in the wrong places/ relationships , which will eventually leave you drained out. This is not the life God intends you to live. Plan strategically and take good counsel along the way to keep you on track
Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel
Worrying that life is messed up at this stage? Let’s draw some inspiration from C.S Lewis book “Mere Christianity ”
We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be and if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. We have all seen this when we do arithmetic. When I have started a sum the wrong way, the sooner I admit this and go back and start over again, the faster I shall get on. There is nothing progressive about being pigheaded and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.
Intentional living stages involves setting priorities right, re-evaluating goals and discerning the current season of life to make the most of it. When lived that way, no season is wasted as lessons learnt from past history propel us in the present towards unseen future
Dear Lord Jesus, Today as I re-evaluate my goals and motivation for my life, grant me the required wisdom, favor, knowledge to discern the season of my life and to set the course for my life journey. I pray for divine strength as I choose to live life intentionally Your way. Help me to set my priorities right so I can be the best version of me , for myself, my family and your Kingdom. I commit my year 2019 to you.
In Jesus Name
Stay Blessed in Him