Intentional Living


100 Statements in Scripture Describing Who You Are in Christ

Who I Am In Christ According to the Bible, I am God’s possession, I am His child, His workmanship. You are His friend, His temple, His vessel, a co-laborer, and His witness. You are a soldier, an ambassador and a building, a temple. You’re his husbandry. You’re a minister and an instrument. You’re His chosen, His beloved, His precious jewel, and His heritage. In Christ, you have been redeemed by blood, set free from sin, set free from Satan, set free from the kingdom of darkness – chosen before the foundation of the world, predestined to be like ...

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29 Lessons from the Past 29 years

It's hard to believe it. Today, I turn 29. The last 29 years has been an incredible journey. Here are some lessons I learned over the last 29 years. God is good. Meditate on the Word day and night. My identity, faith, legacy and my very purpose flows out of what I believe and in whom I believe. The BIBLE is a Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. The more you immerse yourself in the Word, your 20’s will be grounded with an unshakable foundation. When choosing your career, follow a leader worth following instead of an organization that pays well. Growing under a ...

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5 Surprising Lessons I Learned from my Grandma’s Funeral

The day after she turned 80, my grandma passed on April 20th. When I heard the news from my dad in Korea, I was speechless. I immediately booked my red eye plane ticket to Korea. As the oldest grandson, I assumed the critical role of a sangju, who plays the role of masters of ceremony, in the traditional Korean funeral process. My grandma’s passing taught me vital life lessons that will serve as sign post for an intentional life. (more…)

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Why I Fired Myself Before I Got Fired By Somebody Else

Last week, I did the craziest thing an ambitious 28-year-old could. I quit (no, I fired myself from) my Fortune 50, high-paying job with great benefits without having another official job lined up. Some have called this a corporate suicide. Others applauded and secretly envied my audacity to pursue my calling in life.  The truth is, I felt like a mindless zombie at work, drowning in the currents of purposelessness. Every day was a daily grind where I felt I was consigned to monotonous, set of thankless tasks. For the last several years, I asked myself, “Was this ...

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Equipping the Saint: How Do You Shape Vocational Imagination?

I am live blogging from Portland, Oregon at the Redeeming Work Conference. Speaker lineups include, Skye Jethani, Paul Pastor, AJ Sherrill, Kate Harris, Kevin Palau and more. I hope these insights will empower you to integrate your faith and work. Speaker: AJ Sherrill, Trinity Grace Church NYC Q: What do you do? There was one answer that were above all. In the gilded age, the answer was to answer “nothing.” “I am privileged to do nothing.” This was the highest form of life during the Gilded Age. In today’s, we find ourselves in a different ...

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Mediocrity could have you running circles. (Here’s why.)

I'm on a blogging sabbatical writing my next book. This is a guest post by Garrhet Sampson. Garrhet is a missionary, teacher, leadership coach, network director, and blogger. In 2014, he received a Masters Certificate in Missional Leadership through The Resurgence Training Center at Mars Hill in Seattle and is currently working on his preaching and teaching degree through Moody Bible Institute. Garrhet blogs at www.garrhetsampson.com/ He can be reached at Twitter and Facebook. "You’re going to have to do it again..." It was 5:30 in the morning and our dorm room ...

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20 Questions to Help You Reflect the Past Year

The new year will be here only in a few days, so it’s the perfect time to reflect on 2016. I’ve always used the winter break to recalibrate my life. I invite you to join in me a deep and thorough reflection process to finish strong. A year end review is a great exercise to live intentionally. It’s a way to slow down, do a postmortem on the highs and lows of our life. Most importantly, you get to see yourself from a 30,000 ft level. You get to see the intricate design God has placed in your life. The following are twenty questions every leader should journal ...

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6 Characteristics of Leaders Who Finish Well

“Time flies!” With only two weeks left of 2016, these two words seem to be the most popular expressions around this season. Now, let’s do a post-mortem for this year. How was 2016 for you? To be more precise, how did you fare in relation to your New Years Goals you set earlier in the year? If you’re like me, you may be an enthusiastic self-start but a lousy finisher. You may have succumbed to the forces of status quo. You have fallen victim to your habits. This is no surprise. In fact, neuroscience shows that 88% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. If ...

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How to Pull Yourself Back from the Brink of Your Caffeine-Driven, Smart Phone-Addicted Life

This is a guest post by Scott Eblin. Scott is an executive coach, speaker and author of two books, including his latest “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative”. To learn more about Scott and his work, visit his website eblingroup.com. You can also connect with Scott on Twitter: @ScottEblin. On a summer Sunday night four years ago, I found myself standing in front of a roomful of about 80 corporate managers who probably didn’t want to be there. They had just finished the first week of a high-profile leadership development program in one of the ...

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The Man Who Changed His Life After Reading His Obituary

One morning in 1888, Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite, the man who had spent his life amassing a fortune from the manufacture and sale of weapons, awoke to read his own obituary. The obituary was printed as a result of a simple journalistic error. Alfred's brother had died, and a French reporter carelessly reported the death of the wrong brother. Any man would be disturbed under the circumstances, but to Alfred the shock was overwhelming because he saw himself as the world saw him - "the dynamite King (the weapon maker)," the great industrialist who had made an ...

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