Living Intentionally – Focusing Eternally

So what is it all about?

Life is about more than personal success in the way the ‘American Dream’ portrays it.

Life is more than job security, a happy family, or personal comfort.

Life is all about living with an eternal perspective.  It is keeping a proper focus on the temporary nature of this life in light of eternity.

The Christian life is not a spectator sport.

Unfortunately, churches have many people filling the seats but coming only for their personal gain and entertainment.  We are called to join the mission of making disciples.  Many think of a third-world country when they hear the word missions.  The truth is, we have all been called to the mission field.  For some it will be overseas.  For others it will be to go across the street.  But we are all called to GO (Matthew 28:19-20).

We cannot allow ourselves to get so immersed in our own lives that we overlook the fields all around us that are ready for harvest.

There are only two things that will last into eternity – the Word of God and the souls of men.  When weighing all this life has to offer on an eternal scale, we can more easily keep our priorities in order.

Our priorities should be people rather than possessions, relationships rather than riches, and treasures in heaven rather than treasures on earth.

What we allow our focus to be in this life will have eternal ramifications.  We have to live intentionally while focusing eternally.

What is holding you back?


ITEC’s LIFE Focus is developing tools for discipleship and walking His Trail in all areas of life.  The LIFE Study is a tool for taking an honest assessment of your life and ask who is really writing my story?  Remember, God does not want to be the editor, He wants to be the Author.