Top Social

Be Intentional.

3.03.2014
March! Already? Because it's a new month, that means a new monthly focus!

See previous monthly focuses here:

February's Focus.

March:

Intentional: adjective. Done on purpose; deliberate.

So often every day I find myself getting wrapped up in the chaos of our busy lives. If I'm not careful, I can over do it and loose sight of myself and everything that is important to me. It's not easy being an intentional person because that means extra thinking in the moments I'm caught up in, setting aside time I don't have, acknowledging I have faults. But if we are intentional about being intentional - are you still with me? - it won't be as hard as we might think!

My walk with Christ: This is pretty obvious, but if my relationship with God isn't strong and I'm not working on growing in Him spiritually every day, then everything else will fall apart. I have to be intentional and make time for Christ all throughout my day. And what if my outlook on life because of the joy in my heart brought one other person to know Him? Then I've done my job and I'd jump for joy!

My marriage: It's easy to put my spouse second because I am comfortable with him and we have grown accustomed to one another over the years, but that's not how it should be. My husband is right underneath God in line of importance. I have to be intentional about making one on one time with him and lifting him up. I'm starting the Unveiled Wife, Wife After God series soon and I'm excited to see what that teaches me.

My health: In my hometown, recently, a man was on the news because he just turned 107! This man looked to be in his late 70's! Are you kidding me? He said when he turned 80 his doctor told him to start working out moderately every day... and look where it got him! It was motivational for me to be intentional about my health because I want to live a long, healthy life. And someday teach my kids how to take care of themselves with food and exercise, not a pill!

My time: Last, but certainly not least, all of this wouldn't be possible if I wasn't intentional about my time management. Crazy, chaos, unmanageable, procrastination - all those words are going to be taken from my dictionary. I want to make the most of each day and fill it with unmeasured joy!

You could also be intentional about making a difference in this world. And you could start with one amazing cause, a giveaway for The Ivy Movement, that Karissa from Karissa & Company and Brittany from Choose Happy Choose Love so kindly put together. The Ivy Movement is a grassroots non-profit organization that exists to eradicate sex trafficking in our neighborhoods. It was co-founded in Boise, Idaho by two women who desire to make a difference in their own community.

By donating you could win 10 months of FREE ad space with some bloggers you'd dream of advertising with AND $100 to Amazon! Go learn more information on Karissa and/or Brittany's blogs linked above.

14 comments on "Be Intentional. "
  1. Intentional is my word for 2014! How funny. :) The way that I understand being intentional to choosing to do something. Choosing to love God, choosing to be a wonderful wife (....well not so much in my case!), choosing to be a good friend. We have so many choices each day that if we just have the right mind set behind each choice, a positive one, we're bound to live a happy, wonderful life! Love you much, Maeg! <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this idea of a monthly focus, it's a good way to slowly incorporate small but important changes into your life. I don't know if I just missed the post or what-not, but be sure to keep us updated on how these monthly focuses are going.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You are def going to LOVE that devotional! It.is.amazing. In more ways that one! Being intentional is great! I have really been trying to work on that myself, especially with my relationship/walk with Christ & our marriage! Both are a constant work - but bring so much joy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the idea of monthly goals! Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  5. YESSS!! Something so simple as "be intentional" can make a WORLD of difference!!! Excited to hear your thoughts as you read Wife After God...I just adored it!!!!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I challenged myself to be intentional in the way I lived back in January! It's one of the main reasons I started to blog, to really put my intentions out there and hold myself accountable. Love this!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh man do I need to be more intentional all the way around too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Being intentional is SO important. I, too, often slip and need to focus my energy on being more intentional in my day to day. Thanks for this sweet friend. Xx.

    ReplyDelete
  9. 150% agree with all of this! Intentional was my "word" for 2014. It hasn't been easy because life gets busy, busy but it's so worth it. Thankful for a fresh start everyday! Happy Monday! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow what an awesome post! Love love love! You go girl :) Thanks for sharing!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes, be intentional!!! That's on my "goal list" for the whole year and the specifics you mentioned are areas I'm trying to be intentional in. Such a good reminder for me, thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I LOVE the word 'intentional' and I think I may just steal it for 2015. My husband and I went to a marriage retreat last weekend and I was reminded how important it is to be intentional both in the pursuit of my husband and in my pursuit of a closer relationship with God! I think focusing on this word is definitely going to be really rewarding for you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love it, girl! Such an important way to look at life but so easily forgotten. I especially agree with the being intentional with your marriage. I've grown so accustomed to my husband always being around that we will go whole evenings without having a whole conversation.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I respond to all comments via email :)