How do you decide on them? Even more challenging, how do you keep them in the predetermined order? We could go a step further and ask, how do we keep them in any order at all?

I am convinced that prayer is my only hope. Funny how we know what should come here, there, and in the future. How quickly those priorities can shift when we aren’t purposefully engaged in ordering them.

When I start the mornings with good prayer time, asking for guidance and reflecting on God’s answers, my days are peaceful. Sometimes they are productive, sometimes they are purely the gift of rest.

Equally obvious to me is how quickly life feels chaotic, wasted and overwhelming when I skip that prayer time. My priorities become distant ideas with no roots to help them grow into full action.  

Life is short, I don’t have time to waste. Each of my days is numbered. There is a time for everything the Bible tells us. Soooo, priority #1 is God. The rest will fall into line if I keep my eyes on the reason I prioritize.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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