Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it it the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
What does it mean to be intentional? How many times when you were a kid and you got in a fight with a sibling or friend and you said, "you did that on purpose" saying they cheated or hit you or tried to do something on purpose. Well purpose is intent. and Being intentional is doing something on purpose.
Of course, I'm not talking about cheating, or hitting, or hurting others, I'm talking about doing good and serving God by doing things with purpose and on purpose. I am talking about being intentional in the way you life your life, treat people, act, your attitude, your behavior, lifestyle, etc...are your purposely striving to live a life that reflects God? Do you represent God by the way you treat others? Do you intentionally make an effort to try and serve God by serving others?
As Christians and as church members, we need to "Be Intentional" with how we live our lives on a day to day basis. We need to "Be Intentional" with how we treat others because we represent God on this earth. People need to see Jesus and His love through us and how we serve them and treat them. Do you understand what I mean?
Too many of us just go through life caught up on our own lives, schedules, problems, and agendas and do not make any effort to make a difference for God. Do we not realize that when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, that you make a commitment not only to accept Him, but to live for Him, and living for Him means we grow in our faith, and we take on the responsibility to represent Him in this world. We will grow in our abilities and talents so that we can serve Him. Being a Christian means we are part of His Church, which is His spiritual body, and we are a body part, which means we serve a purpose in a specific way in the body of Christ(the church). That means, we live and serve intentionally trying to please God, worship God, honor God, bring Him glory, and most of all maybe share that Love and Hope that Christ offers to others.
I want to encourage you today to start living "Intentionally". Meaning you and me are going to make an effort to do things for God "on purpose"! We are going to make an effort to serve God in the local church and find ways at our job, schools, and other places where we can purposely make a difference for God or "be intentional" about our faith so that others may be intrigued, curious, or impressed with our devotion to God, and just maybe may want what God has to offer.
Be Intentional everyday for God in your life. You are His representative.