Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stop Waiting: 31 Days of Intentional Living

I am a planner. The calendar is my friend. Lists on excel spreadsheets organizing groceries, what to pack, what to do, these bring me joy.

Planners don't have the best reputation for flexibility. Yet rarely do plans work out exactly how anyone imagines they will.

We all have ideas about how life will go. What school we will attend, what job we will have, who we will marry, where we will live, how many kids we will raise. Plans about the white picket fence and the happily ever after.

In the words of John Lennon, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

We are a society of waiters (and I don't mean the restaurant kind). We wait for the right job or we wait until we have the right amount of money. Or we wait until we are  _________ enough (you fill in the blank).

But waiting can be an excuse. Maybe we are just afraid to jump? Maybe we're convinced there's something better just around the next corner and we think we might miss it.

We don't decide. We over-analyze. And we refuse to take chances.

But it's time to let it go.

It's time to stop waiting and start doing. Cease the day!

Remember, patience and waiting are not the same thing. Patience is a virtue. Waiting is not.

I believe a part of intentional living is doing away with excuses that keep us from living.

Our eyes can be so focused on the horizon waiting for ______________ to happen that we may miss amazing opportunities and relationships. We might even ignore God nudges or overlook the plan He has for us.

Do your plans get in the way of your present?

What are you waiting for?

This is a post in a series called, 31 days of Intentional Living. You can find all the posts in this series here, updated each day in October. Category: Inspirational & Faith

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