Archive for January, 2009

The 70X7 Project – Living Life with Intention

Posted on January 26, 2009. Filed under: Living with Intention |

Last week at work, someone brought in a HomeLife Magazine from LifeWay Ministries. In it, there was there was an article about about forgiveness and how you you have to practice forgiveness repeatedly in order to get to the place where you have truly frogiven the person. In it the following scripture from Matthew was quoted (MATT 18:21-22)

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked him, “Lord, how often do I have to forgive a believer who wrongs me? Seven times?”

Jesus answered him, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy times seven.”

Between this article and a post on a fitness board  by my friend RedLefty about stepping outside his personal comfort zone and stretching his personal boundaries at least once a day, it made me wonder if I could take this principle of practicing forgiveness 490 times and apply it to other areas of my life.

Honestly, this idea scares the bejeebus out of me and intrigues me at the same time.  Those feelings are exactly the reason I need to do this. I have a comfortable life – a good job, a steady boyfriend, and a crazy cat. But in the grand scheme of things, I’m living my life in a series of well-engrained habits – I rarely step out of my comfort zone and I just cruise along on auto-pilot. Can I live very intentionally for the next 16.5 months and replace my cruising along habits with some new and better habits?

So what happens when one takes herself off of auto-pilot and focuses her energy with good intentions??? I don’t know, but I’m kind of excited to find out.

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