Monday, October 22, 2012

questions for your journey: PRIORITY

Priorities are things you should live for.  It is a goal that you set.  It is what you value and press for.  Priorities tend to order our lives because we spend time doing the things that we can are important.  Some of those things are good.  Some of them are bad.

These things we call priorities dictate what gets first claim on our time, our energy and our resources.  As I said in the sermon on Sunday morning, what you feed is what wins in your life.  Feed the good stuff and more good will come in and out of your life.  Feed the things that are not so good, what might be selfish or painful, and in and out of your life will come more and more destruction.  The choice is ours.

Like it or not our values and our beliefs will make our priorities come to the surface.  Often we would rather not be honest about the things that we treasure or think are important.  Go to your checkbook.  What you spend money on is a priority.  Does that speak well of what you spend money on?  Go to your calendar.  What you make time for is a priority.  Does your calendar point you and others to the things you want to make a priority.

for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Too often our priorities are chosen unconsciously.  It is time that we follow the Spirit and not the flesh because the spirit helps us consciously do the right things.

Make your priorities authentic and realistic.  Set some goals that will build your quality of life and give you peace and the abundance that God has promised you.  Make sure your motivation is for serving others and seeing God for who He is.  Ask some questions about your priorities:

First, what do I think about most of the time?

Second, what consumes most of my resources?

Third and last, who and what is getting most of my time?

The answers we final ought to help us see our need or help us praise our Savior.  You make the call and let God help you set your priorities as you press forward on life’s journey.

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