Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Necessity of Prioritizing

Do you have a friend or loved one who just seems to never get it together?  They never seem to keep a relationship.  They never seem to hold down a job.  Their finances are up and down.  Their friends seem to change often.  It just seems like their life is discombobulated.  It sort of reminds me when I first tried to cook dinner for my wife.  I had it all planned out in my head.  I was going to make steak with rice, with some steamed broccoli, and a chocolate cake (she loves chocolate cake), with some ice cream for dessert.  She will be reading this, so she probably is wondering when this took place.  Keep wondering babe.  Nonetheless, what I saw in my head did not turn out in reality.  Not by a long shot.  I had the place spic-n-spam before she got home.  Take out anyone?  I failed because there was an order that I should have followed.
            I believe our friends and loved ones fall into the scenario I described because of not following an order.  They have their priorities in disarray.  The bible states “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Mt 6:33)  Jesus gave an instruction and he said “seek first.”  Seek first.  Do this first.   Start here first.  Anyway you look at it, there must be a start.  There must be a beginning.  Something have to be done prior before this or that.  Jesus stated that there is a chronological order to achieve certain things, and it must begin by seeking God and His righteousness.  If I was in a church, you should be saying Amen right about now!  God must come first, and everything else will line up.  The scripture did not say some may be added, or most may be added, or part of it may be added.  The scripture stated that all things shall be added to you.  The “all” was referring what was described in verse 25.  How it will relate to us?  Your finances will be in order.  Your house will be in order.  Your marriage will be in order.  Things at your job will be intact.  You will have the proper friends around you. All of these things will be in synchronization with your life, if you make God the nucleus.  Amen!
            What I love about the Scripture is it always line up.  In the bible Solomon pleased the Lord where the Lord said to Solomon “Ask! What shall I give you?”  Solomon pretty much was granted a wish.  He could have asked the Lord for anything, but he chose to ask for discernment.  He wanted to be wise to judge God’s people.  This pleased the Lord so much he gave him that and then some.   The Lord said "And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days.” (1Ki 3:13)  Read here to get a full picture.  You see family,  Solomon’s eye was set on the right thing.  He mentally made an order of what should be ascertained first.  He asked for something that can only be bestowed by God, and he received it and more.  His priorities were in order.
            Family.  We have to have the right eye candy.  House will come.  Husband or wife will come.  That dream car will come.  Decent friends will come.  Something has to happen first.   The promise is made that if we seek Him first, and His righteousness, all earthly wants will be supplied.  Oh what a promise.  Amen!


  1. You are absolutely correct Minister Notice, what a promise indeed!!!!!. What we all fail to understand is that we make plans but GOD makes the decision…. we can make all the plans in the world of how we going to get the house , the job, our mate, the car etc……and we do our best to try to make those plans come true. However, at the end of the day, God decides what we get. If we do not put him first, by involving him in everything that we do, in every decision we make then we will keep on planning and getting no results…

    BTW: you are a very good Cook now.. Love that Penne ala Rum..

  2. Amen!!!! And yes wife, through trial and error I am a better cook by following order. :) Amen to your post.