FRIDAY February 3, 2017
A Man with Priorities
…that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” - >Nehemiah 1:1-3
Nehemiah was born in Persia he had never been to Jerusalem. His own brother, as an eye witness, told Nehemiah what had happened to the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem when they returned from captivity. He gave Nehemiah such a distressing report—details of everything the Jewish people were experiencing. Nehemiah, from that time forward became a man with priorities. He was a man with a mission, aligned with God’s plans in this particular place and period of history.
Nehemiah’s character is very important to study because we must relate what we have learned to our own lives practically. In fact, there is a very important and practical question for each of us to answer, “What has God called you to accomplished and fulfill in your life time?” Once we have become born again (John 3), we become a part of God’s kingdom. God calls each of us to accomplish a task in ministry for a specific purpose.
This is why it is important to understand the significance of being a man or a woman with priorities. Without priorities in your life you will never accomplish your God-given mission. While there is still opportunity you should align yourself with God’s schedule. I have spoken to people in rest homes who live with the constant regret because they did not accomplish what God has called them to do. Do not miss out on what God intends for your life––He desires to use and bless each and every one of us.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
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