Colossians 1: 15-18
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” – Colossians 1: 15-18
Do you ever struggle with prioritizing your priorities? There are so many things battling to have our first attention. Maybe it’s some of these: spouse, work, kids, friendships, relationship with Jesus, “you” time, house chores, etc… the list goes on and on. Well, can I help you knock off one from your list?
Yes, that is right. Take off Jesus from your list. Let me explain. The problem I see so often when trying to grow in our relationship with Jesus is that we go in seasons of doing well at putting Him first, but it doesn’t last. All the other things on our list fight for our attention and eventually, they subtly push their way onto the top of the list. We are not to make Jesus the top priority in front of other priorities BUT we are to make Him the top priority IN every priority.
Stop separating him from areas of our life. We need to involve Him in every area of our life. Pray to Him while at work, talk about Him with your spouse and friends. Listen to worship music while doing house chores. Not Jesus, then my family. But Jesus in my family. Not Jesus, then my career. But Jesus in my career. Matthew 6:33 says, “So above all, constantly seek God’s kingdom] and his righteousness, then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.” I love that it says to CONSTANTLY seek Him, meaning it doesn’t stop. He is worth it, He is worthy and He is amazing. He wants to do amazing things in and through you, too. Put Him at the center and just see what He does.
Lord, You are so good and faithful. Even when we lose sight of you, you are there. Help us to put you at the center of our life, involved in every area, holding nothing back. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.