As Christ followers, we are responsible for the next, right, ONE THING. One way to do that is to make sure we have one thing on our agenda every day, that can make tomorrow better.
- It may be something in your prayer life.
- It could be an adjustment of your attitude.
- Perhaps you’re studying the foundation for something that is expected to happen tomorrow.
- Or something you physically do, like eliminating the clutter from yesterday.
And that takes us back to the four steps of Intentional Living which are:
- Make a decision.Sometimes the decisions are big, and sometimes they are just small ones, but it all begins with a decision.
I choose what I’m going to do today.
I choose how I will think today.
I choose how I will behave today.
- Make a plan for the day.What’s your plan? Plans often change. That’s why we should begin with our priorities, our values and our dreams. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart” (NKJV). As our focus remains on a relationship with Christ and our desires become more in alignment with Him, that helps us to set out a plan.
A plan is very specific – it’s is not general. For example, if you’ve made the decision to have a better marriage and with less criticism. That’s a great idea, but a great idea not acted on remains only a good intention. An idea without action leads to procrastination and frustration.
You make a plan by declaring a specific action and then following through.
- I will catch myself before I say something critical to my spouse.
- I will count to ten before I respond to my spouse.
- If I do say something critical, I decide right now that I will take responsibility for it.
Taking responsibility can be painful, because I have to apologize, or do something to make up for what I said.
- Do one thing.So, what ONE THING can you do today to make tomorrow better? Or live today the way you want to become tomorrow.
I wear the little wrist band that says one thing. It reminds me to get back to the one thing I planned to do a today that will help my life be better tomorrow.
Maybe the thing you need to do to make tomorrow better is to eliminate a clutter from yesterday.What one thing yesterday is holding you back from today?
- Do you need to declutter some regrets?
- Maybe you look back on something you believe you should have or could have done.
Sometimes it’s something you know should have been done and it didn’t get done. Those things can cling to us, and that’s one of the reasons as we get older it becomes easy to let those things sour our life. They cling to us like Velcro, and we have to take intentional action to remove them.
As you read this blog, what came to mind that you need to work on? Will you put it on your calendar to work on starting today?