I just made a visit to my old elementary school, and turns out my old grade six teacher is still teaching there. I ended up being asked to come back and speak to the school about future possibilities as a returning student.
It reminded me of the incredible need for intentional living. Too often we end up simply going through the motions and haphazardly end up where ‘the system’ leads us or wherever external forces push us.
The first girl I ever dated was in grade six, and it was completely un-intentional.
We were watching a movie in class, the lights were a bit dim. I was kicking back with one arm behind my chair. Some punk kid behind me, pulls a prank I wish I thought of, and quickly places my arm around the shoulders of the girl sitting next to me.
I completely freeze up. She turns, smiles, places a hand on my lap.
I didn’t flinch for the rest of the film. And with that, we were officially dating.
It lasted about a week. We figured we were still young and wanted to leave our options open.
I believe the Apostle Paul calls this being tossed back and forth by the waves.
How might we all live more intentionally each day?