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Priorities for 2016 (Guest Post)

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I have amazing people in my life right now and one of them is the amazing Sabina Sharma, she works with young people and walk with God everyday!

Sabina Journey of a Lady I love this woman, she will always have a place in my heart.  She kindly accepted the invite to write something for my blog about new year resolutions and time management. This is what she had to say:

Sometimes prioritising our priorities feels like a heavy priority! I find it exhausting! As usual, I made New Year’s resolutions to kick-start my priorities for 2016. Be healthier, de-clutter the house and get out of my comfort zone were the top three on a rather vague and unrealistic list that went on a lot longer than I care to admit.

In my striving to manifest these New Year’s resolutions, I was challenged by God to look at the long list through His eyes. Upon reflection, I realised I had not made a single resolution about prioritising God or my Christian walk…”Oh dear” I thought! So I began to look at my current priority list and (honestly) arranging them in terms of importance (I actually got this exercise from a session for young people! Absolute gold!) It included things like work, hobbies activities such as praying, reading your bible and going to church. Safe to say God was squeezed somewhere in between. Secondly, I rearranged the list on my desired priorities list.To cut a long story short, my general feeling was that setting your desired priority list is easy, making the change from my current list was what I struggled with.

I think the same can be said about how we make time for God. We all want to make time for God, we all have the desire to make Him priority but it’s the bit in between we struggle with. Sometimes we make the commitment to making the changes but do we commit to making these changes with God?

The truth is that I forget to pray for God to help me in those transitions between my current priority list and my desired priority list. I forget that when you Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:6). Even during the messy transitional periods. So my new New Year’s resolution is not to change all the things I don’t like about myself on my own strength. Instead it is to commit the changes to God so that he will make my paths straight to a life with priority list that has Him at the centre.

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