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April 26, 2017

What Are Your Priorities?

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.” 

– Matthew 6:31 NIV

What if you were given $86,400, every day for the rest of your life? What would you do with it? Let’s add one caveat. You have to spend all of it each day! Could you do it? How would you spend it? Tough decision, right?! Guess what—God gives you 86,400 seconds every day…and, you spend every one! Every day! How are you using your time?

Most of us are so harried and desperate just to get through another day that we don’t take the time to step back and ask ourselves if what we’re doing really matters and if our activities reflect our priorities. Often the two are disconnected, though we may be too busy to see it. But the Bible says "For where your treasure is there your heart will be also" (Matt. 6:21).

Do the things you do reflect eternal treasures? Are you seeking His kingdom with the time you’ve been given? What are you pouring your heart into? Take a personal inventory. Find out where you’re investing your time and if the expenditure reflects your priorities. Be sure to spend your time wisely. You never get it back!


Dear Lord. You have given me every minute of the day as a precious gift. Help me to use my time wisely on the things that are most important to You and to me. Let me see clearly what it is you want me to do with my time and give me the courage to say no to those things that just clutter my day. Amen.

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