Romans 12:1-2 in the Message version states, “so here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:
Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

I like to look at true priorities as ‘mission-critical.’  If it gets space in my brain, a place on my calendar, and my precious time then it must be a true priority; mission-critical to my goals.

The above scripture speaks to what we should consider our mission-critical for a life well-lived.



Journal prompts ~

  • What are your top 3 priorities?
  • How much time do you give to these priorities?
  • What else, besides your time, demonstrates they are true priorities?
  • Do you lift these priorities in prayer consistently?  Why or why not?
  • Priority management requires intentional effort. How intentional are you?
  • What changes do you need to make in treating your priorities with the importance they should have?



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