What does it mean to be intentional?  Merriam-Webster states: “done in a way that is planned or intended.”  I know that for myself, it can be very difficult being intentional in doing things when there are no immediate consequences.  Such as picking up the phone or emailing someone that you haven’t talked to in a while.  Or having a conversation that involves more than just asking about one’s week.

Why is it so difficult to be intentional with your relationships?  To be purposeful about what you talk about; creating a space to be vulnerable and honest with others and yourself.  Or even being intentional about spending time with one’s self, carving out time to just think and process.

Are we afraid of what we might discover?  I find for myself that I have a hard time connecting to others and myself if I am not intentional about it.  I know that if I don’t make a conscious effort, I miss out on deep and meaningful relationships.

Having relationships with purpose can be incredibly life giving.  You have to opportunity to know others and be known.  It’s always a choice; a beautiful and messy choice.


Author: graceintherain

I'm follower of Christ learning about life, love, and grace in the rainy Northwest. I love coffee, good conversation, baking, and hanging out with my cat.

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