Beyond Intentions

One of the most challenging aspects of the My One Word journey is moving beyond your good intentions. Chances are good that you want to change, and that this desire is genuine. You can want and hope for transformation to happen, but it never will without movement. We must propel ourselves into action. The question you face is: How are these intentions going to become reality?

What are you going to do?

Making assessments plays a critical role in ones spiritual growth. You must have some way to gather information so you can gauge your progress. This month the blog posts have focused on creating measuring sticks so you can track your growth. With a quarter of the year now in the books, it is our hope that you are managing the disciplines youve implemented and experiencing change.

As you are learning to measure your growth and track your progress, make sure you are getting good information. Psalm 119:160 says, The very essence of Your words is truth; all Your just regulations will stand forever (NLT). The art of making great assessments is not found in getting the right answers, but grounded in asking the right questions.

There are many people who began this experiment with great intentions. They had a clear picture of what kind of person they wanted to become. Yet they couldnt answer the question Why?

Why do you want to become this person? Why do you hope to see change? Why have you struggled with this area in the past? Why are you meeting resistance? These are questions that not only focus on execution, but also cut to the heart of motive.

Growth can be found in the answer to the question Why? Keep asking questions and pursing answers as you continue the journey.