Living with intention, a commitment for 2014!
It starts with thoughts of daily exercise, commitment to my morning devotions, meal prep and planning for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on my thoughts go with all the goodness that 2014 will hold….
I feel committed, longing and hopeful as I begin to outline what implementation looks like.
I begin to envision how nice my days will be when I get to the gym, workout, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, have down time at home and remain true to my family and friends in relationship. I desire to offer myself fully to those I love and to things that make a difference. I long to live honestly and authentically……
And then I begin to feel the inner angst…
I bet it won’t work again..,I bet my thoughts are just fantasy…I bet i won’t be able to stay focused enough….
And as the negative energy fills my thoughts, I feel my commitment, longings and hope begin to fade…
And I realize that living with intention requires me to intentionally stop the negative thoughts and hang onto the vision I hold for my body, mind and spirit.
I realize living with intention requires me to embrace the invitation to go again as many times as I need to.
I realize living with intention requires me to focus on the next steps to take, not the next mountain to climb.
I realize that living with intention is about taking my thoughts captive and making choices in each moment that are aligned with my values and vision.
I wonder what it looks like for you to live with intention. Not where you hope to end up, but what will it require from you to live each day with intention that is aligned with your values and vision?
I invite you to dare to dream….
I dare you to live with intention…
I decided today that there is no other way for 2014!
2 thoughts on “Living with intention…”
Thank-You Trish!!!! That story was exactly what I needed today! Your thoughts have brought some peace to my heart in the mist of the turmoil going on
Trish, I have the same intentions of 2014 that you have, and, like you, I feel inadequate when I look back at my past patterns. I do the best when I have others to be accountable to – at times it can even be an online program where I record my steps and see graphs that show my progress. I’m trying that with weight loss now. I was so pleased to find out that my Medicare plan pays for a gym membership. I’m hoping when I begin some classes this week or next, depending on the weather, I’ll make friends who will help to urge me to be faithful with the programs. And, I love WORD Bible study – I think you’re familiar with that. Being in the Word and having a small group of women to talk with is very important to me. All of these things are such a blessing for me because for years I wasn’t able to fit it all in with my work and raising children. I’ll keep you and your intentions in prayer because I know what your schedule is like. Keep looking up and I will too.