Circumstances in my life this past week have got me thinking about priorities. A priority is merely something that’s regarded as more important than another. For instance, when I was in high school, playing sports of any kind wasn’t high on my list of priorities.
Some priorities are easy to sort. I get hungry every day so eating is a high priority. I need money to pay bills every days so working hard is a priority. The difficulty comes in when we can’t properly discern priorities. Unfortunately, lots of Christians aren’t good at prioritizing spiritual concerns so they make decisions that ultimately lead them away from God — and it’s so tragic.
When Jesus told us to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33), and when He set the example in His own life by always doing “those things that please Him” (John 8:29), He was teaching us about priorities. Don’t waste your life chasing after things that don’t matter to the detriment of your relationship to God and your influence with others.