Unfortunately, many people primarily function in a "reactionary mode" compared to a "proactive mode". Action is usually taken in reaction to events or situations instead of performing intentional action prior to the event. Being intentional will not eliminate the need to react but it typically allows a person to "respond" more than simply "react". Our faith should be intentional. Our only conversations with God should not be due to our reaction to troubling events in our life. Our conversations with God should be on-going and intentional, which allows Him to respond to the troubles in our life.
Lord, please help me to be active and intentional in my relationship with You and with those around me.