” Why doesn’t God ……. ??? is an often-asked question… and one reason may be found in the Holy Bible in Chapter 20 of Ezekiel… Pay particular attention to Verses 9 14, and 20 Ezekiel 20:14 New Living Translation (NLT) 14 “But again I held back in order to protect the honor of my name […]
Priorities……….. success can be achieved !!!!
If we direct our attention and efforts to the most important tasks,
our sucessfulness would dramatically improve.
That is, we would be more successful, more of the time.
Worldwide counselling is in agreement, and suggests that we have our priorities in order…
but what order ??
” What is important to you ?? ” they ask…and then suggest you make a list in descending order of importance…
creating an order of priorities, with which your emphasis is to be focused on those near the top of the list.
Experience has shown this does usually improve one’s output…
so there is no doubt that “setting our priorities in order” is important.
but what order ??
Nearly all mankind has realized from early days, that there is an All Powerful God…
and have prayed to Him for help with various circumstances .
Even civilizations of many gods, called ONE as Most High, Most Powerful.
Since we naturally know the power exists, we can be assured that
if we arrange our priorities in His order
successfulness can be expected !!!
You may already be making a list of priorities, even working with it, and finding success in what you do.
But this is not about success… this is about successfullness …being more successful, more of the time.
Although not conforming with today’s teachings of ” just be who you are “,
these principles have been proven to be successful from early times,
and have been recorded in the Bible so that each generation may learn from them. 1 Cor 10:11
Married : GOD – Spouse – Children – Parents – Job
Single Adult : GOD – Children – Parents – Job
Child : GOD – Parents – School, etc
Nowhere above is ‘ self ‘ or who we are, important , as a matter of fact,
God commands, that you put all others at least equal to yourself Mt 22: 36-39
and desires you put others before yourself Lk 10: 27,36,37
If you are a Christian,
He commands you love ( treat ) other Christians as He does you,
which always puts them before yourself. Jn 13:34
Now…you can decide whether to continue to go it alone…
or you can expect God’s help in all you do,
reorganizing your priorities and living in ” successfullness”.
In today’s society, money has come to be the #1 standard indicator of ‘success’, therefore for many Married and Single Adults ” the JOB” has become the #1 priority. Although many will deny that to be true in their life, they will continue to rationalize continuing to work the same way, in spite of the fact that they see signs warning them of problems with their children or marriage.
Often it is a lifestyle fueled by ‘pride in power’ or ‘societal position among friends’, or the desire to ‘have things we want’
that motivates that rationalization….the order of priorities is ours, and our family life suffers because of our desire for ‘success’
Unfortunately for many other families, a parent makes the children the center of effort, in their attention and ‘sacrifice’. Although this may give the appearance of good family life, and can be easily rationalized by many reasons to ‘put the children first ‘,
it too is not in God’s order, but ours, and often leads to discontent within the marriage and potentially divorce,
because of one’s ‘ success ‘ in raising the children.
But God expects the married partners to put each other before anything or anyone but Him Mt 19:4-8
Probably the biggest single cause of divorce today is a result of not having our priorities line up with those of God.
A combination of both errors in priorities as above…with the HUSBAND having his job as his #1 priority, and the WIFE having the children as hers , is nearly a certain formula for division and divorce.
But with God, all things are possible…… Mt 19:26
and seeking and doing His desires for your life will bring success…
and faithfullness in obedience to His commands shows Him you love Him…
and you are assured…. He will rescue you !!! Ps 91:14
Actually, it is quite easy to begin putting God FIRST
when you understand what He would like from you :
“In whatever you do, He gets the Thanks, and the Glory,
since others are drawn to Him because of the difference they see in you.” 1 Tim 4:14-16
It’s not a long complicated list, although to learn more about Him,
you will find a Modern Interpretaton Bible not only helpful, but interesting…
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