Learning to Live Intentionally Challenge


 
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Learning to Live Intentionally Challenge

I originally shared this challenge one year ago. As the holiday season approaches, I feel like it is important to take the challenge again, so I am revamping the posts in the series and reigniting my passion to live intentionally. Will you join me?

I’m wasting my days.

These precious, numbered days are truly gifts from God and I’m throwing them away.

I don’t mean to.

I wake up each day with good intentions. Intending to be the wife and mother I’m created to be, but by mid-morning, I’ve already blown it. I’ve snapped at the children, ignored my husband and forgotten to have my quiet time with Jesus.

Does this sound familiar?

Judging from multiple emails and comments I’ve received from my awesome readers, many of you are struggling too.

We are an overwhelmed, stressed out, over-committed, on the brink of collapse hot mess.

We can’t shake those feelings that this just isn’t the way life is supposed to be.

How did we become this way?

My guess is that we are involved in too many things and yet are intentional about nothing.

We must take an inventory of our lives and see where our priorities lie.

We have to clear out the clutter, and put the things of first importance where they belong: FIRST.

It’s time stop spending our time on the wrong things and focus on the things that will last forever.

But how?

Join me in this challenge: Learning to live an intentional life.

What does an intentional life look like?

Over the next three weeks, I’m challenging myself to answer that question.

I fully believe that the key to living intentionally is by simplifying our lives. So, the first few days  of the challenge that is what we will be doing.

We will be de-cluttering three major areas of our lives:

  • our surroundings
  • our schedules
  • our minds.

The next few days, we will focus on being an intentional Christian woman. Many times, life gets busy and our private time with God is the first area to be neglected, but when we neglect the most important relationship of all, every area of our lives suffer. This week, we will dive into Scripture and examine the life Jesus calls us to live.

During the next part of our challenge, we will learn to be an intentional wife. Our marriages are so very important and it’s time we start placing priority on this relationship. This week we will discover where we need to work and how to be the spouse God calls us to be.

Finally, during the last few days we will focus on learning to be an intentional mother. We will explore what is robbing our children of our quality time and will learn how to be “all there”.

There will be 13 posts in this series. Each post will include a challenge for you (it could be something to think about or an activity to complete). The end of each post will also include a link up where you can link to your own posts about these topics and/or your thoughts or progress in the challenge.

Ladies, our time is the most valuable gift we can give to those we love. Let’s learn to make the most of the time we’ve been given.

What do you say?

Three weeks to a better life…will you join me?

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This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Living intentionally for the one who created me…that’s my focus right now!

    1. That is a great focus, Rebecca! I’m trying hard to be there too! Blessings to you!

  2. Sounds like something I need to do.

    1. I hope you’ll join us, Juli! Blessings!!

    1. Hi, Susie! We would love for you to join us!! 🙂

  3. Just found this today! Love the idea and can’t wait to start the journey tomorrow! I will be blogging about this with you!

    1. I would love to follow your journey! It’s never too late to start. Blessings!

  4. I just found this series this morning, but it’s right where my thoughts have been the past week. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of your posts. I find it interesting that I keep running across people feeling the same way. 🙂

    1. Hi Audra! I’m so glad you stopped by! I think a lot of people are really feeling the need to simplify and live more intentionally. Life is too short to be so stressed out all the time! Blessings to you!

  5. My heart has been yearning for this and I am excited to join you as we pligrimige together for God’s glory and to better our homes as we make more room for Him.

    1. “pilgrimage”

    2. I am so glad you will be joining us, Michelle! Praying that God will move in a mighty way during this challenge!

  6. Is there something I should be reading in order to follow this series? Or is it self-contained on the blog? I love the topic!

    1. Hi, Sarah! It will all be on the blog. 🙂

  7. When will the next post be put up so that I can follow along with this challenge. Sure does sound like Holy Spirit annointed post to me. Thank you for sharing

    1. The next post will be on Monday 11/4! 🙂 I’m so glad you’ll be joining us!

  8. I’d love to join in! Looking forward to your posts. 🙂
    Renée

    1. Yay! 🙂 So happy you’ll be joining us!

  9. How do you join? I am very excited!

    1. Just follow along on the blog! All information will be contained here! 🙂

  10. I’m in. Sounds like something I need.

  11. Sounds fantastic, just what I need, I am in 🙂 Thank you. Tara.

  12. Following. Looking forward to tomorrows post.

  13. Hi Heather! I would love to live intentionally, count me in!I’m following you in Bloglovin’.

  14. I’m in, friend. When I read the beginning of this post, I felt like you were writing about me! I SO need this!

  15. I found this last week told my husband about it and then could not remember what web-site it was on! ( I did not sign up for e-mails at that time). This morning( without having seen the post at all) I began to go through and start a give-away bag of some of my children’s clothes! Then when I found the site it was about decluttering! How good is God!!!!!!!!!

    1. God is awesome!! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re joining us!

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