Priorities

Achieving success is a matter of priorities. This principle holds true if you’re pursing personal success, success in marriage and raising children, financial success, or spiritual success.  Jesus stressed the need of proper priorities:  “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). The Kingdom, which means the rule of God, is to dictate our priorities.  

A priority is defined as “a first established on emergency or need.”  Priority living means putting first things first.

Priorities are a matter of balance, not just a matter of order.  You can’t always list priorities in order.  There are many important areas of life.  Each needs a required investment of time and energy.  Seek to balance your priorities instead of wrestling with trying to figure out how you should order them.  There are three priorities that I would like to emphasis that matter most in my life.

First, my walk with God.  The greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5).  Make spiritual growth a priority in your life.  Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).  As we live our lives in this busy world, we should always make loving the Lord and serving Him our priority.

Second, family commitment.  George Burns said, “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring close-knit family in another city.”  Family living can be though, but there is nothing more important in your life than your family.  

Thirdly, Church family.  Hebrews 10: 25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”  Over my life I have found that my Church family has been very important part of the spiritual health of my life.

Daylon Mooneyham
Lead Pastor