Investing your life or frittering away the coins of time

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."— Carl Sandburg

Every year, I pull away with the Lord to spend a day asking, "What is your will for my life right now? How should I invest my time, what commitments should I make? What do I need to cut? How am I living for your kingdom? How should I be investing for your kingdom--in the lives of my children, my marriage, other women, the community of women through my writing?

I have met very few women who are intentional about their lives--those women who challenge me to live my life by faith and devotion and expecting the Lord to do great things, as I live it every day in rhythm for Him.

I can tell you this, though, if you do not plan how to live your life, how you need to grow, what you need to commit to, and what God has on His mind and heart for you to do- (His design of your life, personality, and circumstances), then other people will take up your time, or you will just go with the flow and waste the coins of your life in vain.

And so, as you plan your year ahead, with your children, you husband, your home, what are your goals? What do you want to become? How are you growing? What will you study in the word this year?

And so, now you know some of the messages I will be sharing at our Mom's Intensive this year, and the very things I am committing my heart unto during this wonderful season in which I find myself.

My encouragement: go for excellence--don't compromise, work a little harder, be a little less selfish, love more deeply and more generously, read more, study more, celebrate the days.

More intentionality in the next few articles--it is inspiring my soul to ponder it all.