Is there something you have been intending to do but have not yet done? Perhaps it is a project you believe would be good for your business. Perhaps it is organizing a weekend workshop that would be of benefit to your clients. Perhaps it is finishing that book you have started to write. It may be something major or it may be something that will really not take much time or effort. Although you may have the best of intentions, until you become intentional about it, it will likely not happen.
If something instantly popped into your mind when I asked you if there was something you have intended to do and have not yet done it, then now is the time to take this issue seriously. God may have chosen you to do this. God may want bless you, and others, through this initiative. It does not matter if a month has gone by, a year, 10 years, 20 years or more. If it is still on your heart, then it is time to move from it being a good intention to becoming intentionally active about it.
Dear Heavenly Father: Thank You for your gifts of talents, abilities and interests. Forgive us when we do not take time to pray about the nudges You give us. Lord, doing ______________ has been on my mind and heart for a while. If this is in Your will for me, please give me the knowledge and wisdom I need to take this to the next step. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Monday: What is something you have wanted to do but have not yet started or completed?
“We may make a lot of plans, but the LORD will do what He has decided.” Proverbs 19:21 CEV
Tuesday: Does the thought of working on this new project give you a sense of joy, peace and/or fulfillment?
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us.” Psalm 90:17 NIV
Wednesday: What do you think is hindering you from starting/completing this project? Brainstorm what might be blocking you from getting it done.
“A man’s heart plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 NIV
Thursday: Have you spent concentrated time in prayer about your project?
“Pray all the time.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 MSG
Friday: Decide today to commit to daily praying about this. Look ahead in your calendar for the next 2 weeks and schedule time with God to talk with Him and listen to what He says to you about it. Spend time in His Word to see what He reveals to you. It is time to take your good intentions to the next step with Him.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 ESV
Bonny, Christian Women at Work