This morning in my devotions with my family, we spent a few minutes discussing Ephesians 5:15-17 that says the following:
Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time because the days are evil.
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Life is full of choices. One of my favorite preachers would always say that we are all as spiritual as we want to be! What he meant was we all have the same size Bible (66 books), the same amount of time in a day, the same 24 hours per day and the ability to decide what we will do with that time.
The short 8-minute video was a reminder that we often eliminate time for the things that really matter and that which is most important, by filling our lives with things and choices that are unimportant.
In order to answer the question as to whether you are putting important things first, you need, to begin with, a standard of measurement. How will you know if what you believe is first, should be first? How do you say no to others who believe what they want or need you to do is not as important as what you believe you need to do. In order to have some sense of sanity, we need a standard of measurement.
The best standard to measure how and what you do with your time is the Word of God (The Bible).
The best example of what it looks like to keep first things first is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Over the next few weeks, I will seek to help you determine if you have the most important things as the priority in your life. I will provide ways for your to test your priorities and give you examples of others, like you, that were able to use their time appropriately.
Here is a great video that reminds us that when we put the important things first, it allows us to make time for the less important. When we choose first to do the less important things, the most important gets neglected. Take time to watch this and let me know your thoughts below!