But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt.6:33 KJV)
The year 2015 was a watershed in my life and ministry. I decided early that year to review my priorities in life and set them in the right order. At the end of the day, I took a decision to pay premium attention to my God, His call upon my life, my family and relationships that enhanced my devotion to God.
No sooner than I completed the review and the subsequent actions, the results started speaking. The growth trajectory was visible for anyone around me to see. It was both rapid and rabid.
The following year, I completed my Bible School Program and was ordained by my father in the Lord. By divine guidance, started off an independent global ministry. Authored about three books and poetry. Committed to reading at least one book a week and writing an article every week which has continued till this day. The list goes on.
Times are exponential, says Carlos Dominguez. How you use it determines its exponentiality and the direction of the curve – steeper or shallower. And the best and effective way to maximize your time is to lead yourself and in turn manage your priorities. Leadership Coach, John Maxwell captured it succinctly, “Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.”
As you prepare to take advantage of the enormous opportunities that the year 2019 will present, I counsel you to be clear on your priorities and then schedule them accordingly. Otherwise, you’ll be left with the option to prioritize what the year schedules for you.
Here are my key priority interests in the coming year and I recommend them for your adoption.
1. God Priority.
One of the many lessons I learnt from my father in the Lord is to put God and His kingdom first in this life. He describes it as “The Jackpot of Life.” It guarantees the glorious future the world is dying to get.
2. Relationship Priority.
Building your relationships with God, family, mentors and wise friends/associates should be a priority. You need all the spiritual, emotional and physical support to succeed. The Scripture says, “But woe unto him that is alone…”
3. Assignment Priority.
Pay priority attention to whatever God has called you to do. Are you called to ministry, business or whatever? Abide in your calling. I’m always inspired by the counsel of Paul to Archippus in Colossians 4:17, “And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.”
4. Personal Development Priority.
Commit to a life of unending learning. Learning enhances your earning ability which is your greatest asset.
5. Health Priority.
Without a healthy body you can’t enjoy a wealthy experience. Commit to healthy habits like exercises, eating right, rest and meditations in the Word.
In conclusion, please permit me to share this beautiful sonnet the Holy Spirit inspired my heart to pen down while preparing this publication. It sums up the advantages of priority.
Priority determines superiority;
Priority establishes authority;
Priority confirms your peculiarity;
Priority provokes spirituality;
Priority enhances popularity;
Priority predicts serendipity;
Priority processes prosperity;
Priority authenticates your authenticity;
Priority empowers your audacity;
Priority replicates blessings in multiplicity;
Priority schedules important activity;
Priority produces productivity;
Priority leads to propriety;
Priority promotes sobriety.
To your priority advantage,