Here’s another lesson I learned at the Senior Administrative Assistants Conference. The word priority, by its very nature, can only be one thing. As soon as we pluralize this word, it loses its meaning.




???????????????????????????????But how often do we say, “I need to get my priorities straight”? Nope. You need to get the priority straight.


What is that one priority? I think in each area of our lives we can have that one priority. For my home, I want it to feel comfortable. For my work, I want to be better each day. For my relationship with my spouse, I want to live our lives as one. For myself…ugh. There are too many priorities!


So what would our one priority be in our relationship with God? This is tricky. My first thought was Matthew 6:33 (NIV). “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” That’s a good one.


But then I thought of Jesus’ response to the question, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” In Mark 12:30-31 (NIV), Jesus responded, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”


Now what? Jesus has given us several things to place in high prominence in our life. So which one are we to make our top priority?


I don’t know that I have the answer, but I believe the two go hand-in-hand. When we love God as spelled out in Mark 12, His kingdom and His righteousness will always be first. When we love God and put His kingdom and righteousness first, I believe we will naturally love others as Christ loved us.


But did you catch how we are to love God? Heart. Soul. Mind. Strength. Not just with these four elements, but with all of them. My entire heart is to be God’s. My entire soul is to be God’s. My entire mind is to be God’s. And my entire strength is to be God’s. All of me is to be God’s for His use. In His kingdom!


This is my priority.


Will I mess it up from time to time? Certainly. Will I make another important thing my top priority? Probably. But if my goal each day is to love God with my whole being (with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit), I will have a better chance of hitting the mark.


So what is your priority? I pray that your priority is God’s priority. If not, maybe it’s time to get your priority straight!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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