Being Intentional in 2013

On December 31, my mentor asked me to join her in choosing a word to live out in 2013, all year long.

Let me ask you:

What one word will you focus on for your life this year?

My word:

intentional

I think the Joyce Meyer Bible study on youversion.com sums this up and I want to pass this along.

Galatians 6:10 NLT
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone-especially to those in the family of faith.

Living a Life of Blessing
Joyce Meyer

I believe that one of the greatest opportunities we have as Christians is to make a profound difference in the lives of others. Throughout my life of ministry, God has given me the opportunity to help many people who need guidance.

But I don’t believe this is a special opportunity that God made just for me. Everyone, you included, has the ability to influence someone. When you take the time to reach out to others and invest in someone’s life, you are impacting the world…yours and theirs.

Galatians 6:10 tells us to “be mindful to be a blessing” to everyone God brings across our path. We are called to be a blessing and build up others in their faith, to not be afraid to reach out and to speak the truth in love.

I don’t believe God wants us to be mere spectators in life. He wants us to be people who really love others and care enough to be willing to pour into their lives. We need to build up others in Jesus’ name so they can grow and reach even more people.

Whether you know it or not, someone’s watching and looking up to you. People are influenced by the way you live and they need to see God’s love in your everyday actions.

At times we’ll make mistakes, and when we do we can thank God for His forgiveness, but we also have to realize that many times we may be the only evidence of God some people see.

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God wants me to be intentional and be the evidence of His love…I will obey my God and live an INTENTIONAL life

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