“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)

There comes a moment in life when we need to leave the past behind and move forward. We need to stop wasting time and start living purposefully. Now is the time to seize your destiny. 

Destiny is not mysterious; it is a daily decision. Hence, intentional living is key to stepping into a remarkable life and experiencing epic breakthroughs. Jesus didn’t die to make us comfortable; He died to make us purposed risk-takers. The sad thing is that many of us have big dreams but are unwilling to do anything about them. We want God to change our situations, but we keep doing the same thing. For instance, we want to be healthy and look good but don’t want to eat wisely or exercise.  

Can I tell you something? There is a difference between having good intentions and living an intentional lifestyle. Good intentions say, “I will do it tomorrow,” but intentional lifestyles do it now without spending time talking about it. Those with good intentions have desires but lack the necessary action to accomplish them. This can lead to delays, which lead to procrastination, which then can murder our future without us even realizing it. 

What we do today will determine our tomorrow! Life is measured in the moment of decision. One decision can change the outcome of your life. For me, it was the day I got on the bus with two dollars. So do things today that change your tomorrow and not take time and life for granted. 

The Apostle Peter reminds us that our time on this earth is short; we are here today but gone tomorrow (1 Peter 1:24). The ancient poet also prayed, “Teach us to realize the brevity of life’s that we may grow in wisdom” (Psalms 90:12). These words are the best motivation for a life of intentionality; we only have one life to live and one chance to serve, and we can’t afford to waste it. If we want to become the person God designed us to be, we need to make our daily decisions count and live wisely because our everyday choices will have a domino effect on our future generations. The only time you and I have is today, not tomorrow. I challenge you to purposefully and intentionally do things that help you move forward as if your destiny depends upon it. You will reap a vast harvest.

Ahn Powers

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