Prioritizing Your Desires

Jan 07 , 2021

Prioritizing Your Desires

”But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:33-34

There is no greater wisdom for prioritizing the desires of life that can be shared than the wisdom that comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. Man by nature has a proclivity of thinking of self first and foremost. Selfish desires are most often masked under the label of “self ambitions.” However, regardless of how one’s selfishness is labeled or manifest, the focus and emphasis is placed primarily on “self.” To people who think themselves to be self-motivated and boast in being self-accomplished, possessing such a disposition is not only commendable, but it is absolutely necessary for the sake of succeeding in life. While on the surface it all sounds good, there are some serious potential pitfalls that may manifest as the result of misplaced priorities.

One of the potential pitfalls is placing so great an emphasis on self that it is to the exclusion of desiring and honoring God’s will for your life. A disregard of the will of God often times leads to the disregard of the worship of God. When one disregards the will and worship of God, the alternative is that they are left to themselves to attempt to navigate life alone, without the benefit of God’s wisdom or favor. But according to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, such does not have to be the case. The reality is God desires the best life for His people and He has given His people a prescription for living the best life in and through HIm. It is simply a matter of prioritizing one’s desires. Instead of making the accumulation of material things the priority of life, followers of the Lord Jesus Christ are instructed to make the kingdom of God and His righteousness the priority of life. Following the instructions of Christ can only result in a life of joy, peace, prosperity, and the elimination of frustration and heartache. Remember, if you will simply make the will of God priority in your life, eventually the essentials of life will come without the potential suffering or sorrow that can at times accompany the accumulation of desired things.

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