Intentionality Part Two

What has you imprisoned? What do you look at in your own life that is affecting you physically, emotionally, and spiritually? Our imprisonment is often through our negative mental dialogue.

We gain some perspective for ourselves through the life of Jeremiah. I encourage you to read Lamentation 3. His negative outlook affected him deeply. He felt like he had gravel in his mouth (verse 16) and was far removed from peace (verse 17).

In verse 20 he said, “My soul still remembers and sinks within me.” What event in your life do you keep going back to in your mind? What keeps you imprisoned in your past? You can set your intention to break out of it through changing your thought patterns. 

In verse 21 Jeremiah recalled something to his mind that gave him hope. Verses 22-23 are words we can lean on as well. It says, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”

David started out Psalm 145 with intentional words. Verses 1-2 say, “I will extol You, my God, O King: and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever.”

To recall means to bring (a fact, event, or situation) back into one’s mind; remember. When we feel overwhelmed by our circumstances, we need to intentionally recall Who the Lord is at all times. I encourage you to make a list of verses you can recall to help you stand and to keep on standing ~ steadfast, immoveable, and unshakable!


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