Friday, February 8, 2019

Priority Check

"Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at the things in life that don't really matter." -Francis Chan

When we get to the end of our days, can we affirmatively say that we are living now for the things that will matter then?  Most people on their death beds won’t think, “I wish that I’d worked more or I’d purchased the new car or bigger house.”  Rather, they often look back with regret that they didn’t become reconciled to or spend more time with their family to tell them, “I love you.”  They usually do not regret the chances that they took but the ones they didn’t take.  They wish that they would have had integrity when it costed them.  These are the principles that we know make for a successful life, and yet sometimes they’re hard to live by.  James 4:14 says, “What is your life? It is but a midst that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”  We may think that we have forever to get our priorities right, but in actuality life will go by much faster than we think, so let’s collectively decide to make it our aim to get this one life that we have given right. 

so that you may live a life worthy of the lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10, NIV). 

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