To Ten List to Help You Bring glory to God and benefit to yourself.
When You Choose to Live Intentionally:
- You discover and embrace your God-given purpose for living.
“Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.” (Ephesians 4:1)
- You find more clarity for living, and less confusion and uncertainty.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- You experience more peace in your life. (For example, you have more peace when you love people rather than criticize them; or you seize control of your finances rather than live in the bondage of debt.)
“Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.” (Psalms 34:12-14)
- You have a stronger family as your priorities and actions are intentionally focused on the right things.
“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19)
- Your marriage is more intimate, as you and your spouse intentionally communicate with shared goals and values.
“Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts.” (Psalms 15:2)
- Your finances create less stress on your life and family.
“Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:24-25)
- Your work takes on new meaning and purpose.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Colossians 3:23)
- You experience better health.
“A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body.” (Proverbs 14:30)
- Your goals are others-focused, not self-centered.
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” (Philippians 2:3-5)
- You receive guidance in every stage of life. It’s a principled way of living as relevant for a 20 year old as it is for an 80 year old.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” (Psalms 23:1,2)
- BONUS inTENtional!
You make better decisions.
“Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice! Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.” (Proverbs 8:1, 10-11)
© 2017 by Randy Carlson