Choosing Intentionality Can Save Your Life
During a recent interview with Bill Gaither, I asked him, “What have you done to stay focused on what’s important?” He’s written over 700 gospel songs. He’s been a leader of Christian music since the old days and the mentor of most of the musicians we see today. He helped them get started.
Bill said, “When I was a young man getting out of college, we started to sing in little churches on the weekends, and people liked what we were doing. They would call and say, ‘Would you come here? Would you do this and that?’ Pretty soon we couldn’t do everything we were being asked to do.”
He continued, “Then I got a call from Montana from the radio program in Billings. ‘You got to come’ they said. ‘If you don’t come, you’re going to be responsible. People are going to go to hell if you don’t come.’ That’s a heavy trip. Right?”
He laughed a little bit, but his point was you have to know what the most important things are that you can do.
In the previous blog, Keep Moving Forward, we discussed entropy which means systems tend to move from order to disorder.
First, make a decision. It takes courage to say, “Things aren’t where they’re supposed to be. There’s some disorder in my life.” It’s easier to do nothing and just let things fade. And we can fade to the point of no return. Have you ever watched someone give up? They don’t see any way out.
- Satan thrives at the point of no return.
- When people go through a divorce or have a personal failure, he’s just waiting to say, “Hey, let that entropy continue … just keep fading.” And some listen to him and choose to walk away instead of putting the right energy back into their marriage, their finances or whatever it is.
- Our bodies are fading. And we’re not going to live forever physically. But as followers of Christ, when we die, He takes us to a new place with Him.Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (ESV).