Written by, Kim Johnson – Author of – I Am My Sister (Women Helping Women)
Finally!!! I am finally living the life I have always dreamed. Sure there are still ups and downs, twists and turns and even storms, but I am at peace. Everything that I do nowadays is intentional and has a purpose. Could things get better, of course! But I wouldn’t trade my situation for anything in the world.
I take my hat off to anyone that ever caused me pain and sorrow; and I am thankful that they played apart in making me the woman that I am today, which has actually moved me toward my destiny. By the same token, I am especially thankful to the people that held my hand and lifted me up in prayer during those rough times. As such, I believe that the scales that were once over my eyes have been removed because now I can see that God used my enemies to bless me and motivate me, as well as my friends. To God be the Glory.
As a matter of fact, I contribute those rough times in my life to my burning desire to blog and to giving me plenty of topics to talk about, on top of having a clearer idea of what I want and don’t want in my life.
With that being said, today, everything that I do is on purpose and intentional. I choose to serve God, take care of myself and my family; accept myself and my flaws; make my dreams become a reality, laugh every day and live a life that really matters to me.
I was reading an article that I saw online some time ago that actually made me pause for a moment. The article described how I was feeling about my life and about living a life that makes you feel whole and complete. The author, Kathy Howell, cited that, “you know you are on the road to living an intentional life when, what you did yesterday no longer satisfies you today. She described it as no longer being satisfied with the mundane daily grind, and that once you make this realization, you know you are on a path to significance” (2016).
Howell (2016), also quotes John Maxwell’s speech from Breakaway from the Takeaway, the author of Make Today Count, who says, “Intentional living is making a positive difference in your life or the life of another. It is also valuing yourself and your opinion, as well as, encouraging others. Doing challenging things, not putting off what can be done today for tomorrow, along with making a conscious effort to take ACTION to live a life that matters to ourselves”
Basically, what I am saying sisters is, if we are to live an intentional life on purpose, we need to do the following:
• Make every day count.
• Look at life in a way, that when the storms enter, they don’t affect our inner peace.
• Understand that God is in charge of our lives and that He will take care of all our situations and needs.
• Live our lives the way we want to, not the way other people would like us to.
• Make a conscience decision to do something we have always wanted to do.
• Rid our minds of the things that clutter our thinking, so that we can focus on what makes us come alive, concentrate on our purpose, our hopes, our dreams and the things that fulfil us.
Sister to Sister do you hear me? Are you living your life the way you want? Are you following your dreams? What do you want to do that you are not doing?
Howell, K. M. (2016). Breakaway For A Takeaway. In J. C. Maxwell, Make Today Count. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from https://onlinemlmcommunity.com/intentional-living-speech-by-john-c-maxwell-my-biggest-takeaways/