Today I am not original at all. This post is a copy from our friend Arlin Sorensen. He speaks our heart, so why re-word it. I’m just quoting him.
Had lunch with Pastor Dan and really enjoyed our conversation about church and leadership and life. As I reflected on our conversation, there is one quality about him that really stands out. He is a very focused and strong question asker (if that is a word). That is a trait of a good leader. Seek information, opinions, ideas and understand others before speaking your own. It was very interesting when he shared the two words that God had been speaking to him about lately. One was exactly the same as a word in the set of three words that God has put on my heart – that being the word intentional. We need to live intentionally and on purpose. Far too many days go by with little or no intention in them at all. Life comes at us and passes us by without a response. We just go through the motions and let it happen. That should not be. We should be very specific in how we use our 168 hours each week, how we interact in each relationship we have, how we invest the resources God has entrusted to us, and how we live each moment. Shouldn’t we? Are you? I am not always that intentional. The meaning of intentional is “done on purpose”. That should describe our lives. We need to live on purpose and for a purpose. That means we need to have an identified purpose so we know how to live. It really is a key to being intentional. In fact, without a clear and concise purpose you really can’t be intentional.
Tell us what this makes you think? Do you need help discovering your life purpose?