During the weekend there was a session about priorities. We were given five cards – each with a word on it: ‘work’, ‘God’, ‘ministry’, ‘husband/wife’ and ‘children’. We were asked to rank these in order of priority.
What would be your order?
The right order should be: first of all God, Your relationship with God should be your number one priority. Then wife (my primary calling), children, job (my primary ministry), and finally ministry – which, though obviously very important, should not be allowed to displace the primary responsibilities of my life. As the philosopher Goethe put it, ‘Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.’
Put first things first. The things which matter most to God should take first place in our lives.