Intentions are good, and good intentions are worth something.

But intentionality is worth infinitely more.

Our intention is to care well for those who are entrusted to us, but all too often that care never materializes. The tyranny of the urgent pushes our intentions further down on our to-do list.

Good shepherding care requires intentionality:

  • Rather than prioritizing our schedules, we must schedule our priorities.
  • Rather than planning to work, we must work our plans.
  • Rather than desiring to exercise the burdens of our heart, we must exercise our desires.
  • Rather than having a purpose, we must engage on purpose.

The road that is paved with good intentions doesn’t always get us where we want to go.