Prioritize. Easier said than done. There are many warnings in different ways throughout scripture about what our priorities are to be. We all know the obvious things that are to be prioritized: family, work, responsibilities. We have professionals to hire and books to read that tell us how to get more done in a day, by prioritizing, delegating, and more. But these are all things we do. Things that we do can be subject to discipline (or the lack of discipline). Self-discipline is important, yes, but is “discipline” what guides our lives?
Jesus encouraged us many times to come aside with Him. My question to you, dear friend, do you come aside to the Lord before you prioritize? What if you spent time first thing in the morning and laid aside all your plans for the day? Could you do that? Yes, you have responsibilities with family, work, and appointments. But, what if the Lord showed you to change something that day? What if you could ask Him to allow you to be open to change? For that day? For the next week, next year? The next five years?
Let’s start with today. Here are some benefits that you will begin to enjoy.
- You will begin to understand what “do not worry” means.
- You will be able to let go of unnecessary things, both tangible and intangible.
- You will begin to recognize God’s voice.
- Your faith will grow.
- You will know God’s provision and peace.
- You will learn to live, instead of “doing life”.
- Freedom like a child would experience in a safe environment.
Why not start today?
Oh Lord, please show me how to be more flexible with my plans and more willing to make any changes that needs to be done with my plans and priorities as I lay aside my plans for yours.
Lots of love,
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