What is your plan?
What do you use to help shape your daily goals, ultimately your life’s plan? There are so many ways to approach our day, it’s important to remember that it is pretty much our intentions that make the difference. We can learn from various faith traditions including Twelve Step recovery on how to do this. God is constantly drawing us towards himself and uses all of creation to do this. When we slow down, we notice things. We become actors rather than reactors and this gives us a choice to live life with purpose.
There is a Twelve Step intention setting reminder called the vowel check: AEIOUY. This is a simple way to slow down and make sure my intentions match what I’m actually doing in a day:
A = Have I been abstinent today? (You will likely find out that it’s way more challenging to define abstinence when it comes to things like food, work, and the computer, but the process of defining what it means to you is worth the effort.)
E = Have I exercised today?
I = What have I done for myself today?
O = What have I done for others today?
U = Am I holding onto unexpressed emotions today?
Y = Yeah! What is something good that’s happened today?
How do I set my intentions for the day?
Thank you, Lord, for knowing my heart better than me and drawing me to live intentionally, living according to Your plan. Authentically Yours.