Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #161

August 7, 2023

We can become intentional people.

Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve talked about living an intentional life through identifying our values and beliefs. Once we’ve identified those that are non-negotiable, meaning we’re going to hang on to them no matter what happens in life, decisions become less complicated. That doesn’t mean we have the same values and beliefs throughout life. It means that in this season of life, this is what I hold close to my heart and this is what I believe to be true - and I support them with my actions. Remember, this isn’t about completely upending your life. You can instill intentionality into your actions and activities that are within your current day-to-day living. For example, you may have a job that you like, but at lunch you’ve been sitting with friends who tend to gossip. Since one of the values you’ve identified is to build positivity, you tell them you want to take a walk outside and then you listen to birds singing or to a podcast that is uplifting.

There may be many distractions that push against your new way of thinking. Our world is so full of noise, whether it’s us or others making it. Social media, other people, or our own lack of discipline can derail us. Stay strong. If you get off track, just lift your head high and start again. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” We can become intentional people! Live the way you want to be remembered!

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