Living Intentionally: Reflecting on Perspective

The new year has begun and our routines are beginning to take shape.  The challenge before us, now that the holiday happenings are in the past and the long stride to spring lays out before us, is whether we will live this year, this season, this day intentionally?  Will we simply let each passing moment flit from today to tomorrow, not paying attention to the opportunities before us, inviting and beckoning us to make a difference in this world.

Ephesians 5:16
…make the most of every opportunity…

A few weeks ago, I offered this thought:

Even though the calendar and the clock do not dictate life change, there is something to be said about the refreshing and exhilarating feeling of a brand new year.  The messy scribbles on our calendars can be tossed away.  A fresh page invites a new perspective and an opportunity to live differently.  To live intentionally.  On purpose.  With passion.  Because in Christ, we can.

We may not be able to change the circumstances of our lives, but we can certainly shift our thinking about trials and blessings into an eternal focus. We have the ability to live different through reshaping our perspective.

And now I lay before you a challenge:

What is the new perspective God has whispered into your heart for this year that is upon us?

How are you implementing that perspective into your daily routine?

If you could see into 2013, what do you hope you will have learned in 2012 about this new perspective?

Living Intentionally Application and Reflection

  1. Carve out 20 – 30  minutes today to spend talking with the Lord about the questions above.
  2. Print out the PERSPECTIVE 2012 worksheet (available a Passion and Purpose Life Coaching) to use throughout the year to record perspective lessons.
  3. If you have the time, write about your PERSPECTIVE 2012 and share about it on your blog.  Feel free to leave a link below in the comments!

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Elisa Pulliam

Elisa is a trained biblical life coach, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation. She leads More to Be, a ministry committed to raising up mentors and providing resources for tweens, teens, twenty-somethings, and women. Elisa is also the author of Impact My LIfe: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her house-full of children. Her favorite days begin on the porch with the Lord and end on the beach with her family and friends. Connect with Elisa at

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  1. I needed this reminder Lisa! Now I need to apply what I know and am learning day by day.

    blessings and love,

  2. Debbie, I’m so glad the Lord meant this for you!


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