Do you know what your priorities are in your current season of life?
Do you even know how to figure them out if you don’t?
In last week’s episode, I shared why it’s essential to know our priorities. I also shared how I realized that at least for January, all I can focus on besides the day-to-day things I do is taking care of my mom, finding a safe place for her to live, and finishing a freelance writing assignment due on February 1.
I’m so thankful that I’ve made a commitment to do just those things and have not tried to take on a lot more. This decision was confirmed last week as I had to get my mom to the hospital. She had some medical issues that could only be addressed in the hospital.
Thankfully her medical issues have been resolved, and she is now in rehab. While I hate that she’s had these medical issues, I’m grateful for the confirmation that she does not need to live alone anymore. It’s still hard to make that decision, but she realizes now she can’t live alone.
Anyway, all that to say, I’m glad I haven’t made other things a priority this month. Even though I’ve been trying to keep up with the daily things of life, I realize that I may have to let a few things slide until I get my mom settled and this writing project is done.
After I published last week’s episode, I realized I didn’t share one other essential thing concerning our priorities. And that is that knowing our priorities keeps us from wasting our time.
One of my favorite sets of bible verses that speaks to the importance of priorities is Ephesians 5:15-16. These verses say, “Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-not as unwise people but as wise-making the most of time, because the days are evil.”
I’ve recently come across another verse that speaks to how we choose to spend our time. In Haggai 1:5, the Israelites were admonished to consider their ways. They had been busy rebuilding their own homes and neglecting rebuilding the temple. God reminded them of what was most important.
So you see, knowing our priorities not only helps us manage our time better, but it also helps us to live out what God has told us to do.
Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about determining your priorities.
In This Episode, We Cover:
- How to reset your priorities three times a year.
- Why it’s important to know your current season of life before you determine your priorities.
- A simple four-step method to help you determine your priorities