What is your #1 priority this year?
What is so important that it can supersede everything else in your life? Some choose family, career, health or even a new relationship. Maybe you share my dilemma of trying to make priority a plural concept. I have the list of my top five for 2015 ranked from high to low. But I have come to understand that the true essence of priority is committing to the one thing that is of the highest importance.
One thing. Highest importance.
Let me see…I thought I made God a priority and ranked Him as number one in my life many times before. Unfortunately, I realized my actions did not line up with my ranking. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved God. But I have not always pursued a relationship with Him. I have not allowed myself to be led by Him or sought out to understand Him and His Word. I did not take any time to discover what He likes. My prayer life was mostly me talking instead of listening. Why did I not want to hear what He had to say? I guess I had a childlike crush on God. I just liked the idea of loving someone awesome and good, but not really knowing who He was.
This year will be different.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things will be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33 (King James)
Instead, desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
– Matthew 6:33 (Common English Bible)
People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things,
but you know both God and how he works.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions.
Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday
human concerns will be met. – Matthew 6:32-33 (The Message)
Friend, God knows the desires of your heart because He created you. He knows your goals, dreams, wants and needs. He knows the situations that upset you and the occasions that bring you joy. The more you know Him, the more you can trust that He will give grace, change hearts, bring order, reveal truths, provide wisdom, infuse strength and provide all that you will ever need for your journey. Praying, giving thanks and reading the bible for yourself will help you discover who God is and what plans He has for your life. You are His beloved. Focus on Him and He will take care of the rest!
This year, let’s make knowing God our number one priority!