"Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed:'Everyone is looking for you!' Jesus replied, 'Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.'"Mark 1:36–38 (NIV). The scene here has everyone looking for Jesus. Can you relate? Do you ever feel like everyone is trying to find you? Get something from you? Ask you one quick question? Jesus knows how you feel! How did Jesus deal with all of the multitudes of people with so many needs? So many agendas? So many questions? Jesus was intentional. I've learned alot from Jesus here.
What does it mean to be intentional? Look at the life of Jesus.
Intentionality means knowing why we're here (and why we're not). God's mission was the filter for everything Jesus did. He knew God's mission for His life clearly. If what He was being asked to do got in the way of God's mission, He didn't get involved with it!
Intentionality means saying NO. Jesus turned people down; and refused to go to some places. He said NO to good things in order to say YES to the best things.
Intentionality means more than doing things right. It's doing the right things at the right time. Not everything is equally important all of the time. What are the right things in your life? When are the best times to pursue them in your daily/weekly/monthly/annual schedule?
Intentionality means we are focused. Are you focused? What's the end game? Where are you going? Do you know? Are you focused on that goal? Or scattered? Push that pause button this morning, like Jesus did every day, and get focused. That's intentionality. That's how I get more done.