Today, a woman who had a near-death experience talks to Dr. Randy, but he turns it, asking if we’re only living a near-life experience. And Brother Mark shares his story, while facing serious illness, starts a healthcare advocacy group to help others, on Intentional Living, with Dr. Randy Carlson
Help From the Intentional Living Center
Dr. Randy Carlson
Life is a series of things that we do, of things that we think about, of interactions, and it’s the choices that we make that will make us.
Intentional Living is to
- Know what you believe.
- Know where you’re headed.
- Know what to do next.
- And then do the next right One Thing in your life.
Jesus said in Luke 9:62, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” The principle is clear. Plow forward and live with Godly intention. Generally, I’ve found there are five ways to approach life:
- Ready, aim, fire – There’s a progression that leads to the best result. This is the Intentional Living way.
- Fire, aim, ready – This describes those who walk into a situation with their emotions or their mouths blazing. These people tend to have lots of regrets.
- Aim, aim, aim – These are the people who are fearful. They’re never fully ready to pull the trigger.
- Fire, fire, fire – This indicates those who are not intentional, but have a whirlwind of chaos around them.
- Ready, ready, ready – These people never aim or fire. They have illusions of grandeur, saying, “Someday, I’ll do it,” but are never intentional.
In my book The Power of One Thing, I identify nine dimensions of life and the power of doing the next right One Thing in each one to
- change your thinking
- change your attitude
- take control of your emotions
- control your vocabulary
- change how you use your time
- change how you pick your friends
- unclutter your life
- change the questions you ask
- change how you make decisions
Your life really can change, because whatever you are most intentional about wins. You can do it!
Brother Mark: Health Care Advocate
Brother Mark suffers from a condition that has taken away much of his ability to breathe. Through his trials (and errors) within the health care system, he decided to intentionally use his knowledge to help others navigate the tricky waters of the process. His ministry is called Guide Posts*.
From Brother Mark: “Navigating through our current healthcare system can be difficult and frustrating. The good news is that God has also given us those with influence and compassionate hearts (medical administrators, insurance adjustors, doctors, etc.) for those needing to heal, grow and thrive through their medical challenges. GuidePost Ministries is also here, to provide direction, resources, and solutions for managing challenging healthcare issues, to those who feel lost, frustrated, and alone. It is our desire to deliver tangible, measurable results of God’s promises of love and compassion.”
* The link takes you to a site outside of The Intentional Living Center web site.