Intentionality

I was scrolling through Instagram, pretty mindlessly, which I hate to admit happens too often, but as I was doing so I saw a post with this bible verse. “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23. I began to think about how often our thoughts are turned and twisted onto negative thoughts, resulting in negative emotions about ourselves and others. As Christians we are called to be greater and do greater things. We are not asked to look at the things of this world, but rather focus on the beauty of heaven through God’s promises.

As Christians we are called to be greater and do greater things.

As a new mom, I am often inundated with so many different tasks throughout the day, laundry, feedings, diaper changes, play time, sips of coffee, bites to eat and so on. I try to be intentional with my day, setting o a plan for what I want to accomplish. I feel as though I am at a race with myself, often times failing at what I want to get done, causing myself stress and a whole lot of worry. I get down on myself for not finishing the tasks I set out to do each day. You see, some days my heart is set on the wrong tasks and I begin to lose sight of what is really important.

He wants me to be intentional, without sacrificing my inner happiness.

Often times I am so fixated on the things of this world that I forget to give all my worries, troubles, and afflictions to God. He plans out my day before my feet hit the ground every morning, He knows my steps and determines my ways. You see, God doesn’t care if the laundry gets finished or the dishes get done every day. He wants me to be intentional, without sacrificing my inner happiness. He wants my days to be filled with peace and longing for him. Above all else, he wants to guard my heart from the negative thoughts I feel if I don’t finish what I set out to do that day. He wants me to know that I am his child and a daughter of the king.

Sisters, you are perfect in His eyes. The course of your days are already set out by him. Your worth is not in the dishes you get finished or the laundry that gets folded. Your worth is in His eyes and in His heart for you. God wants you to strive for contentment in every phase of your life, trusting in the Lord to provide all things in His time (Hebrews 13:5). To guard your hearts, as well as against a complaining spirit. If you are intentional with your relationship with God, he will make his presence known. Sisters, you must cultivate gratitude in your days, continually feeling God’s presence as he guides your ways. Give your frustrations and daily tasks to Jesus and continue to “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

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