Establishing Prorities, Part 2
Today, I am telling you some of my story when it comes to establishing priorities.
Years ago, when I was single, I found myself saying "yes" to every opportunity for ministry which came my way. Well, what real Christian can resist ministry?
One day, I collapsed at work. Embarrassing? Yes, and followed by making a number of phone calls to explain that I would no longer be available for said ministry.
I realized my calling, then, was to focus on my employment and get my strength back to do that.
Establishing priorities means asking the Lord, "Is this, whatever 'this' is, what You want me to say ';yes' to for now?"
Establishing priorities means living fully within the limits He puts on our lives, whatever form those limits take.
Establishing priorities means saying, "Thy will be done," as a blank check.
Establishing priorities requires being in the Word and in prayer as your life breath, day in and day out.
Establishing priorities brought Garry and me to this passage years ago: "Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.' Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that'" (James 4:13-15).