I love words. I believe they hold meaning and are oh so powerful. I believe speaking words over our life and our seasons is impactful. And so I have begun the practice of naming and claiming each season as a family.
Though fall started a few days ago, I have been thinking and praying over our word for this fall. And tonight, as I drove to MOPS, I got it. This fall would be purposeful. I want each moment, each word, each interaction to be purposeful. Of course there is grace, because we certainly won’t be purposeful in all that we do. But we can try. And if there is anything to be learned from claiming and naming a season, it is grace. It is that through naming our season, we are choosing to live intentionally and with loads of grace.
Purposeful. Fall is a season of busyness. When fall begins, we are still trying to find our way through our new schedules. We are celebrating birthdays (most of us are fall birthdays). Fall ushers in yard work galore. Fall is the final hurrah for spending time outdoors, so we spend as much time as possible outside. Fall is the beginning of the holidays and with it we celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall is the time when activities start for the kids…and for me. Fall is a beginning.
If fall is a beginning, a time of ushering in something new, something more, then I want it to be a time where we purposefully usher in the new. I want our new schedule to be purposefully chosen. I want us to clean the yard with purpose. Teaching our children the value and blessing of our home. I hope my children learn to approach school, activities, and friendships purposefully. I want our holidays spent and celebrated purposefully.
But even more, I want our daily interactions to be purposeful. I want the words I choose, when I encourage Man-Child to be a good friend, to be purposeful. I want the words I choose during homework time to be purposeful. I want the stories I tell to be purposeful. I want the words I say to my husband be purposeful. I want the words shared with friends to have purpose.
But most of all, I want my children to know the purpose behind it all. I want them to know each other better. I want them to understand our family better. I want them to know themselves better. And I want them to know God better.
Really, I hope to always live purposefully. But I know this season can get away from us. We can so easily get wrapped up in the busy and the crazy that we can forget. So this is our Purposeful Fall.
Will you name and claim this season with me? What will you name it? I would love to hear so we can encourage one another on! You can follow along with me on Instagram, using the #GMDpurposefulFall
Today I’m jumping in for Friday Favorites with Andrea at Momfessionals, Narci at Grace and Love Blog, & Erika at A Little Bit of Everything Blog.Today I’m jumping in for Friday Favorites with Andrea at Momfessionals, Narci at Grace and Love Blog, & Erika at A Little Bit of Everything Blog.