13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NKJV)
I have discovered in my interactions with people from different spheres of life ranging from the sacred to the secular, the prisoner to the politician, the bartender to the barrister that people’s attitudes and priorities at any given time are different.
One thing that is required from us all however, is to fear God. This singular instruction is the whole duty of man. One reason though why this is not always the reality is because people’s attitudes and priorities are different. But why is this so if I may ask?
Attitudes And Priorities
If I was to ask you what you think life is, what would be your response? Whatever reply you give will be shaped by your attitudes to life and priorities in life. For example, if you see yourself as a victim in life, you are more likely to blame everyone and anything else for your predicament. But the moment you entertain the slightest idea that it is possible to become a victor in life by taking responsibility for your choices and chances in life, you invariably set yourself up for a turn-around. Proverbs 23:7a says ‘For as he thinks in his heart, so is he’.
So, raise your thinking to raise your life, change your thinking to change your life!
If you think that you can, then you can but if you think that you cannot, you’re probably right because you cannot. The real limitation is in your thinking because breakthrough happens in you before it happens to you.
To prioritise is to arrange or do things in order of importance. Matthew 6:21 says ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’.
Your heart is always in what is important to you and what is important to you is always in your heart.
To find out what is important to you, consider your most dominant thoughts because your life will always go in the direction of your most dominant thoughts. If you don’t like the direction your life is going, re-prioritise by changing your most dominant thoughts.
Your priorities determine several things in your life
- Where you use your time, treasure and talents
- How you use your time, treasure and talents
- With whom you use your time, treasure and talents
According to John C Maxwell, in his book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership he stated that in order to prioritise effectively, you must determine what’s required of you, what gives you the greatest return and what’s rewarding to you?
Let me encourage you to use these as a template to reorder your priorities. You can change your life. All you have to do is change your mind and your life will go in the direction of your mind,
In what ways have you found that your attitude is important and what new thing are you thinking of doing to make your priorities work for you rather than against you? Share your thoughts, encouragements and prayers. Please feel free to talk about it. Leave a comment on Facebook or Twitter