“Don’t just Be…Become, ” were the words I said to my husband about a month ago. We were discussing some dreams and desires we had for ourselves and that sentence just flew out of my mouth. I paused and then I said it again, this time I listened to what I was saying. I don’t just want to “BE”….I want to “BECOME”. To “BE’ means to exist, to be alive. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with existing or being alive. I’m quite thankful for both. But, it sounds so stagnant. I questioned myself…is that ALL we were meant for? I think not. Rather, to “BECOME” means to undergo a change or development! That was it. That was a turning point. Since then, I started taking a look at where I am and where I want to be. I realized several things; first that I am amazingly blessed! We have a beautiful healthy family and being a stay at home mom is what I’ve always dreamed of. I have a devoted, involved and loving husband who inspires me and encourages me in everything, I have a wonderful family and a fabulous group of friends. The second is that I’m a habitual “non-follow-througher”, an “I can’t-er”. I find myself wishing and hoping and wanting and too often, not accomplishing, doing or following through. I’ve set New Year’s Resolutions and failed at following through with them. I think of so many home ideas, activities or memories I want to create for my family but instead find myself saying…”I wish I could…” or “I would love to be able to…” “why can’t I…” or “I wish I would have”. Too often I find myself feeling disappointed and discouraged.
I’m ready to BECOME the woman God wants me to be! Am I the wife, mom, daughter, sister, or friend that I am supposed to be, that I should be? Am I living my life with intention and purpose? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss out on this beautiful life God has given me TODAY. I want to be intentional, to live life on purpose, to be disciplined. I’m exhausted from waking each day without a plan and purpose. This is my journey. My journey to follow through, to finish what I start, to be intentional with my days, and to pursue life change through God’s word! I want to be a real life do-er! And my journey begins right now, right here, this moment! The best part is that I don’t pursue this intentional life alone. God is with me every step of this journey. He is my biggest encourager, guide and inspiration. And I am so thankful He also uses people to encourage us on our journey as well. Your life is entirely different from my own, but ladies, we are on the same team! We were created to encourage each other, to live life in relationship and to build each other up! I’m ready to make some purposeful changes in my life. Let’s do this together! Let’s impact our lives, our families, our world, one small finished task at a time. Are you ready? Let us pursue an intentional life….together!