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What is your top priority?

November 27, 2009

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

--Matthew 6:33

Is the kingdom of God and his righteousness really your top priority in life? This is a tough question, I know. 

It is easy for us to say, "My relationship with Jesus comes first, followed by my family, church, career, and finally hobbies and other activities." But it's another thing to actually live out those priorities!

We are constantly faced with choosing between the things that we want to do and the things that we ought to do. And in the process, our priorities can get turned upside down! Sometimes we can even get swept up in the priorities of those around us. 

Have you ever been a victim of the tyranny of the urgent… when someone expects or requires that you do something for them rather than tend to your priorities? Sure you have. And it will happen over and over when you are not committed to your priorities.

This is why the apostle Paul urged you and me to lay aside the weights… the encumbrances that slow us down and keep us from advancing in our calling and the things that really matter. 

Set your priorities and goals in life beginning with the Kingdom of heaven, that is, your relationship with God! Commit to know him, to love him, and to follow him.


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