Life is busy. We have to support our family, spend time with family, spread the gospel of Christ, and try to find where God is taking our life all at the same time. It can be stressful, it can be difficult. But no matter what, it needs to be done.
We tend to make up our own priorities that is the easiest or the most fun for us. God doesn’t always pick one of those paths. To give you an example in my life, this is how I set my priorities.
My belief in Christ tips the list. But this also includes other aspects in my life, like, spreading the gospel, using the gospel to help someone in need, and worshiping Him everyday for the rest of my life.
My family is very important to me. I have been fortunate to live in a family that loves me very much. I will protect and support my family for the rest of my life. This category also widens out. It also includes some very close friends of mine.
Football is a big part of my life. I grew up playing it and I am hoping to get into coaching. My playing career brought me closer to Jesus. I truly believe that God has used football to shape me and mold me into the person I am today.
All of our lists would be different but hopefully the first two are the same for everyone. Keep your life on track by keeping your priorities straightened out.
Some tips I would give to you about setting your life’s priorities:
1. Set Goals
Goal setting works miracles. But to get this benefit you must write them down on paper. Don’t forget to remind yourself of them weekly.
2. Find Your Passion
One of my football coaches my Sophomore year had each of us tell the team what we are passionate about. The first passion I talked about was my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The last thing I talked about was football. That is how I developed my priorities. Think about what your passions are and set your priorities accordingly.
Those are really the only tips you need to tell what is important in your life. But if Jesus isn’t on the top of the list you are missing the entire point of being Christian. Love Christ and preach the gospel. That is what is most important.
If you are young, don’t worry. It will take time before your solid foundation of faith is built just keep loving and trusting God. It will work out.
Write down these things we talked about today. It is a good exercise to make sure what is most important to you is what should be the most important: Jesus. Are you putting Jesus first?