Whether we realize it or not, many of us spend our lives as orchestra conductors. We try our hardest to make all these random pieces of life come together to make beautiful, balanced music. Yet, before we know it, the percussion misses its queue by coming in to soon, and we quickly realize they can’t keep a beat. Their rhythm is off, and it causes all the other instruments to speed up: dance recital for your daughter, big proposal for the new client, picking your son up from football practice, quality time with your wife, bills that need to be paid, chores around the house, etc.

Rather than living life intentionally, most people end up responding to whatever comes their way just hoping to survive. Our lives are filled with what amounts to be distractions simply because everything else is allowed priority in our lives. We raise our kids, run our businesses and go through our lives holding our breath, crossing our fingers and hoping that somehow in the busyness of it all we will grow into reflecting Christ’s heart. This simply will not happen by chance.

It has been said that your life is perfectly designed to produce the results you are getting.  Like a well-oiled machine it achieves the characteristics and qualities you value. The way you orchestrate your life not only reflects what is important to you, but also shapes you into the person you are becoming. It makes sense that without any modifications to the status quo that the results at the end of the year will remain the same.

The question you must ask yourself is whether or not you are satisfied with the results that you are currently achieving? If the answer is no, then it might be time to do some life rearranging. The natural, normal pace of life won’t push you to spiritual formation. You will have to be intentional about creating margins for God to transform you through the lens of your one word.  Go to  to read this rest of this article.


I have been spending time reading the Word about my one word for 2010.  Purpose!  There are so many great verses that talk about purpose.  The verse for this week is Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”.  This week I am focusing on His purpose.  I want to fulfill His purposes for my life, today!  What is His will for me right now;  not next month or next year but right now!  I will begin focusing on my purpose for next month and next year, but right now Lord, what are you leading me to do right  now!

I encourage you to spend time in the word and see what God has to say about your one word for 2010.  Let us know what you find out.  It encourages us all to hear about another’s journey.