My to-do list this week is long, filled with many projects and tasks that I need to accomplish. There will be things that pop up this week that won’t be on my list, things that I will need to prioritize. We do it every week, we look at the tasks in front of us, and we have to decide how important it is.
There are moments when we have to decide what’s more important, playing outside with a child who needs us or getting the laundry done. Sometimes it is choosing to a take an extra week of vacation from work for the long awaited trip with your family. What’s important to us will show in the choices that we make.
Our priorities also tend to reflect where God fits in our lives.
We have to stop saying, “I have too much on my plate to make time for God.” We are too busy, to much work, to little time, etc.
Please don’t misunderstand, there are seasons in life where it is challenging but not impossible, and if that means you’re in the Word and prayer for five or ten minutes, God will honor that. Even in the hardest seasons when you cannot read the Word for yourself surround yourself with people who can read the Word to you.
As I write those words, I cannot help but think of my grandmother, and the moments we have been able to share over our time in the Word these last few months, she may not have the strength to read for herself, but we can read Scripture to her.
Our health may fail, we may face difficult and heartbreaking seasons, but our genuine and unfailing strength will always come from the Father. “His power is made perfect in our weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
It’s time for us to get serious and sort out our priorities. It is time for us to figure out what is important, and for us to see that “our help comes from the Lord, the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2-3
When God is our top priority, we choose Him first above all else. It means that we tell our children about Him daily, we love people as God tells us to, but more than anything we are spending time with Him in His Word.
Will you allow God to change your priorities? God will change our hearts and awaken our priorities when we unplug from the world and plug into His Word.