I have great intentions but…

Most of us don’t start a project without first having a game plan. We vacation after first mapping out a destination and how we plan to get there.

But how many of us really take the time to consider where we’re heading in life?

How would you describe your life? Are you achieving what you desire? Are you accomplishing the things that are important to you and God? How do your prospects look for the future?

I am the master of great intentions. I intend to…

  • Get the house projects done…
  • Pursue greater intimacy with God…
  • Eat better and exercise more…
  • Enjoy my kids while they are still around…
  • Be more involved with my church family…
  • Romance my wife more…

I have great intentions but… what am I actually doing TODAY to get there?

You can have the loftiest goals in the world but if you’re filling your days with other stuff, you’ll never accomplish those things that matter most.

We tend to associate success and failure with one big event but that’s not the real picture.

I believe that the secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. If you make a few key decisions and then manage them well in your daily agenda, you will succeed.

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. You see, success, doesn’t just suddenly occur one day in someone’s life. For that matter, neither does failure. Each is a process. Every day of your life is merely preparation for the next. What you become is the result of what you do today. ~ John Maxwell

The very course of a river is changed by the daily push of water in a new direction.

We need to routinely pause long enough to evaluate our daily agenda. We need to pay attention to the little things we do daily.

What are you doing today to move in the direction that God wants you to go?

© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.



Filed under Choices, Determination, Life in General, Priorities

2 responses to “I have great intentions but…

  1. Good stuff. Reminds me of Andy Stanley’s “principle of the path.” Thanks for sharing.

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