When we began this Living Intentionally journey over nine months ago, I introduced to you the 5P philosophy, which is something the Lord has used in my life to help me live with focus and accountability. The 5Ps are:
As we’ve moved throughout this year long series, we’ve been unpacking each part, starting with discovering our God-given passions, followed by uncovering our God-given purposes, then setting a loosely held life plan in place, and finally inquiring of the Lord for His perspective for us presently. For the remainder of this year, we’re going to move into the area of priorities, specifically looking at four key areas:
Priority 1: God
Bible Reading and Bible Study, Prayer, Spiritual Disciplines
Priority 2: Body of Christ & Family
Family, Church & Believers, Missionaries
Priority 3: Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically Needy of the World
Spreading the Gospel, Meeting Practical Needs
Priority 4: Life Stewardship
Academics, Work & Ministry, Emotional & Physical Health, Recreation
Within these four areas of life, the desire is to be intentional so that we may make the most of every opportunity. With a goal of using our gifts, talents, and God-given passions to serve those around us for the glory of God, we have to pause regularly to evaluate how we are investing our time. It is a simple process, which we can complete in thirty to forty-five minutes. By taking the time to download the Priority Evaluation Worksheet, you’ll be able to discover where you’re investing your time and how it lines up with your priorities.
In other words, you might very well discover that some of your energy drainers and overall frustrations stem from a conflict between what you think is important (PRIORITIES) and how you are currently living (TIME).
Partnering the Time Evaluation Worksheet with the Priority Worksheet will enable you to get a handle on how your life is playing out each week. Remember, this stage in our living intentionally journey is simply about evaluation. We want to see what our life really looks like today so that we can make wise choices in the future. In the next three months, we’ll be looking at the results of our evaluation with a focus on discovering creative ideas for lining up our time with our priorities.
Will you commit to living with an eternal perspective by living intentionally today? <–Tweet This