It’s time for a new year. The time when almost everyone starts coming up with resolutions they may or may not stick to, and things to do to try and better themselves for the coming year (or at least a couple of months). Not only does it help to get in the right mindset to actually make a change, it also needs to be a priority.
This post from the Wall Street Journal came up in my TimeHop last week:
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your resume, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”
Man! That is such a convicting paragraph! But, I also don’t make things a priority that should be.
Want to lose weight? Make it a priority. Want to spend time with God? Make it a priority. Want to exercise more? Make it a priority. Want to go to church more? Make it a priority.
Regardless of your goals for 2019, make God a priority. There are a lot of complaints in the world about how awful it is right now. Maybe we can’t change it totally in a year, but we can make a small difference in our circle. Show God’s love to others. Be kind to your neighbors. Make it a priority.
Luke tells us: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Make 2019 great!