Be Intentional

I’m just going to say it upfront.

My message is going to be a lot shorter this week.

Primarily, because even though most of us have more time on our hands than ever, we are also more distracted by electronics, media, our pets, our pet projects and a more manic search for things like sanitizer, toilet paper and facial coverings than most of us ever thought possible.

Yet, here we are.
In a word; IMPATIENT.
Especially for anything that will take time for us to read.
It’s been said that patience is a virtue.
Today, it seems, most would declare, “Hooey!”
“Good things come to those who wait?”

But you better not make us wait too long.
Not in a world where we complain about download speeds, how long it takes to cook something in the microwave, or when we’ll be able to stream the next season of our favorite binge-watch.

The fact is, much of our anxiety during this COVID-19 Stay-At-Home order may be caused largely by our inability to take things slow.
Sure, progress requires activity.
But activity for activities’ sake can get a little out of control.
How about if, during this extra time we’ve been given, we act more intentionally in the following 3 areas?

  1. Make/spend more time for/with the important people in your life.
  2. Set aside a little time each day to improve your Spiritual development.
  3. Sharpen your skills in at least one of the areas in which God has gifted you.

I’ve said it before.
If we come out of this pandemic the same way we went in, we will have missed a significant opportunity to both learn and improve.
Let’s take our time and commit to doing better.
…right there with you,

God’s Peace,