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The Law of Intentionality

The Law of Intentionality. (Part 1; Introduction)

The Law of Intentionality means discipleship doesn’t just happen. You have to be prepared

to share your faith. Not just when the opportunity presents itself (by accident) but by preparing yourself to create those opportunities.

1 Peter 3:15

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect (ESV)

The only way you can “always be prepared” is to have a “defense.”

One of the roles I had, when I coached football, was that of a defensive coordinator. How well do you think it would have gone for my team if I showed up on gameday and told the players I had no idea what type of offense the opposing team ran or what position my players would be playing? We would fail miserably.

I had to be prepared with a plan (and a backup plan) to make a defense so we could take action. In football, the space between players along the offensive line is called a gap. Each gap has to be accounted for and defended against otherwise the offense will run through those gaps and be successful.

The same is true of discipleship. You have to spend time practicing your defense; Studying/Reading scripture, praying, and thinking through responses. You have to study your opponent and look for “gaps” to apply your defense when the opportunities show up.

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