It’s true. Time seems to go so slowly until you get older. Then, it just flies by. Of course, I can’t actually slow time down, but last year I made a pact with myself to start living every second I have with purpose.
What purpose was that exactly? I never felt completely called to one field or another. I didn’t go to college knowing exactly what it was I wanted to do. When I graduated, I didn’t feel pulled into one specific career. I see that as an advantage, usually, but what, then, would be my purpose?
I believe my purpose is nestled in the two greatest rules of life (Matthew 22:34-40). Love God. Love others. So, my first purpose was to race after a relationship with God before anything else on this earth. My second purpose was to love those God puts in my life with every fiber of my being.
The way I reflect that is in my planning. Every colored moment on my calendar is a pursuit to one of those purposes. It’s something I hope to continue in 2013. That, to me, is living with intention.