Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 18, 2018

Priorities and Schedules

Filed under: Church,Father,God,prayer,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:33 pm

Exodus 18:17-18 17 Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone (NIV)

Moses was confused about his priorities.  He thought he was responsible for everything. We need to listen to God for what He has for our own priorities.  As we hear His direction for our priorities, we need to compare them with our schedule.  So often we allow others to control our schedule to the demise of our priorities.  We allow ourselves to put other things before our priorities.  Moses was to spend His time in prayer – to stand before God for the people he was leading.  He was to hear God’s word and share that word with the people.  When he spent most of his time listening to disputes between people, he no longer had time to hear God’s direction.  We each have God-given priorities.  We need to learn to say yes to God and no to others when what they ask of us takes us away from what God is telling us to do.  This may sound harsh but, when we do things that take us away from our priorities, it means we are doing what God is telling others to do.  So many church pastors have a hard time sticking to their God given priorities.  They think, and unfortunately a lot of the church members think the pastor is responsibility for every activity in the church.  Quite often committee or commission heads think the same thing.  Let us be sure our schedule reflects our priorities.  Let us learn to flow in our priorities that we can serve God with joy and thanksgiving because we are doing what God is blessing through us.

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