Week of July 28
Ed Young Television Weekly Devotional

Bridging the Gap

My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight. Proverbs 3:21

When most people think of the “gap,” they think of the popular clothing store. But there is a gap in our society that is much more common than the clothing store. It’s the gap that exists between our priorities and our commitments.

People tend to get stressed out about their priorities. But we should never be confused about our priorities. After all, they are laid out for us in the Bible. Most Christians would agree that it’s important to spend time with God, but at the end of the day, we wonder where all the time went. We say that our family is second only to God, yet at the end of the week we find our spouse and children still waiting for our attention. Our schedules are jam-packed with obligations that do not reflect our priorities.

It’s time to close the gap between our priorities and our commitments.

As you plan your days and weeks, ask yourself: “Does this activity sync up with God’s priorities for my life?” If it does, then do it. If not, then don’t. It’s that simple. And begin to close the gap by saying yes only to the best.

Prayer

Lord, it’s easy for me to fill my schedule with activities and obligations that do not line up with your priorities. I have put things ahead of you and my family. Today, I want to rearrange my schedule. Help me to close the gap by only saying yes to the best. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Today’s Evotional was inspired by the Study Guide RetroThis is a 6-part study where we leverage what we’ve learned in the past to help us bridge the gap between our priorities and commitments today. (Includes a Leader’s Guide, Creative Notes and Youth Notes for each session.)

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