REFOCUSING PRIORITIES…

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Priorites are the steering wheel of life. Every single event or action we take all boils down to the priorities we set for ourselves at every given point in time. Priorities such as; Oneself, Family, Spirituality, Friendships, Education, Marriage, Career, Relationships, Love life, Health and so on but the questions to ponder on are: Where exactly do your priorities lie???…Do you set them right???… How would they affect you in the short and long run. Positively or negatively???… Most often times, we tend to make impractical and illogical choices due to the problem of misplaced priorites, then get so hung up and frustrated with life by the mess evolving from the choices made. Who’s to blame??? We ourselves of course!. And this is a factual problem really peculiar to younglings/youths/young adults in high school, colleges and unis all around the world. I happen to fall within this niche, so I totally can identify with it. You find out most times that a huge fraction of the time is invested in absolutely irrelevant things such as; Unedifying friendships, Partying, Gossiping/Irrelevant talks, Fornication, Dabbling into casual datings/relationships, Doing hard-drugs, Dressing to impress, Going 24/7 on social medias and so on instead of focusing on the primary purpose on ground, which is studying. So there’s little or no time invested in self-improvement and preparation for a good future in the youthful(crucial) stage in life.

     Our priorities are best reflected by how and what we spend our time onThe truth is that you simplify and add value to your life by prioritizing rightly. When you are clearer about your purpose and priorites, it becomes easier to discard whatsoever that doesn’t support them. I have come to the limelight that making God your first priority automatically settles other subsequent priorities(Matthew 6:33, Romans 8:28). Really, this has been working for me. To change your life, you need to change your priorities or better still reprioritize.

  • Decide what you want and identify your aim and goals.
  • Weigh and make a scale of prefrence, giving great consideration to the level of importance, urgency and gain in the short and long run.
  • Decide what you are willing to forgo for the most important/urgent ones and strategize on how they can be achieved.
  • Be determined to pursue them without relenting.
  • To crown it up never ever do any of the above without God. Make Him the center and number 1 focus of all your priorities.

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If you’ve probably mixed or messed things up in one way or the other, just start today by refocusing your priorities and working towards making a new fabulous end. The truth is that you actually can’t take back or rewind time but you can do over because sometimes, we all get another chance to do something right after we must have got it wrong the first time. The things which matter the most should NEVER be at the mercy of the things which matter the least. Before making any choice or taking any decison, ask yourself if it would get you closer to where you want to be in the nearest future and if it would be pleasing to God. SET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT AND PUT YOUR LIFE IN ORDER!!!… Have a lovely, lovely, wonderful, blissful Sunday!… 🙂

~ Mary Agaruwa