Are Your Priorities in the Right Place?

Do you have your priorities in the right place?  Is what you say is most important to you really what is most important to you?

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We all have good intentions.  But we also know that the road to hell is paved with those good intentions.  So are we really putting our priorities into practice?

Here is a quick three-step test to find out if you are putting your priorities into practice.

 

1. Money

 

Someone could look at your checkbook or your credit card statement and tell you exactly what is important to you. What you spend your money on shows your priorities.

Money is a medium through which we can best express our values in how we live our lives.  Because money is a limited resource, how you choose to use it will say a lot about you.

If I looked at your checkbook or credit card statement right now, what would it say about you?  Is that what you want it to say about you?  What do you need to do about it?

 

2. Time

 

Someone could look at your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly schedule and tell you exactly what is important to you.  What you spend your time on shows your priorities.

Time is the scarcest resource.  Unlike money, it is non-renewable.  Once you have spent it, it is gone forever.  So how you use your time will say a lot about you.

If I looked at your schedule right now, what would it say about you?  Is that what you want it to say about you?  What do you need to do about it?

 

3. Speech

 

Someone could listen to you talk over the course of weeks and months and tell you exactly what is in your heart.  Because the mouth speaks of the abundance of the heart (Luke 6:45).

People may be able to put on a good show for a while, but eventually what we believe will find its way out of our mouths.

If I were to record everything you said and play it all back to you, what would your words reveal about your heart?  Is that what you want it to say about you?  What do you need to do about it?

I do not say these things to condemn you, but to allow the Holy Spirit to convict you.  We have only so many times to go around the sun, so it’s important that we get this right now.

The life we live now is a dress rehearsal for something so much more important.  So let’s make sure we use our money, our time, and our words to reflect God’s priorities in everything we do.

 

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