05 May Setting Priorities That Honor God
Do you struggle with setting priorities?
When you take an honest look at them, do they line up with God’s priorities for your life?
Let’s talk about how you can set priorities that honor God:
How to Set Priorities that Honor God
In Matthew 6, Jesus was teaching the people.
Near the end of the chapter, He started teaching about worry. He told the people not to worry about what they would eat or drink or wear. He said that God knew what they needed before they even asked Him.
A lot of people know that verse, but they stop right there. They think that there’s nothing to do on their part. But the next verse (Matthew 6:33) says: “But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Jesus was redesigning the people’s priorities.
People place their need for, clothes, and shelter first in their lives.
And those aren’t bad things.
But those aren’t God’s priorities. Jesus said to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
God’s Kingdom is His reign in your life. Your faith in action by inviting Him to become the Lord of all you do.
God’s righteousness means to live your life according to God’s Word.
How to Figure Out God’s Priorities for Your Life
When God created Adam and Eve, their first priority was their relationship with Him. Next was their family. After that was their “job description” here on earth.
Today, every Christian should follow the same priorities.
- Relationship with God
- Your Family
- Your Purpose
First and foremost, your faith and relationship to God should always be number one. This includes private prayer, study of God’s Word, and living obedient to His Word.
Second, you must be committed to your family. Honor your parents, love your husband, care and provide for your children.
Third is your job description. The Bible has a lot to say about work, but I want to give two areas here:
- The work of the Lord, your place in the Body of Christ
- 1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
- The work of your hands, your home and your job
- Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for man.”
When you follow these priorities, Matthew 6:33 says that everything else will be added unto you.
The best life is the one Jesus has planned for you.
God’s purpose for your life is not a secret He’s trying to hide from you.
2 Ways to Take this work deeper
If you’re struggling with setting priorities, then I really recommend signing up for my free training, it’s called Graceful Balance.
I’ll teach you how to look at your priorities completely differently!
And if you’re looking for a Bible study on Priorities, there’s one in the Thrive Bible Study Vault called First Things First. You’ll love it!