To unleash your destiny and live above average, you have to practice the law of priority. It is the law which demands that you put first (important) things first.
As a student, you cannot desire academic excellence and put your studies last. A business person who wants to shine in business cannot give the time that should be for business to other issues and expect to shine. If you want your marriage to succeed, spending quality time with your spouse must not occupy a position of little or no importance in your life.
Success can be defined as the progressive realization of a predetermined goal. That means, firstly, there is a goal you have set for yourself, and then you move towards it. This definition reveals that the discipline to prioritize and the ability to work towards expected goals are essential to success. You cannot succeed until you are able to have priorities in life. A life in which “anything goes” will ultimately be a life in which “nothing goes”.
The law of priorities talks about the importance or value you place on getting to your destination in life. According to this law, you either organize your life or you agonize in life.
Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.
The scripture above shows clearly that the primary thing that guarantees our being set on high is the importance or priority we give to the voice of the Lord.
Success does not happen by chance or mistake. This means that you have to sit down to think about it and have lay plans and put steps in motion to make sure you reach your goal. God told Abram, ‘I am going to bless you’. But Abram had to do something first before he could get the blessing. He had to leave his father’s house and go to the place God wanted him to be.
Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
Unfortunately many people do not have priorities; they just live their lives anyhow. When they wake up in the morning and someone comes to invite them to a village meeting or any other trivial issue, they would gladly skip going to work for that day. While on their way to the meeting, if someone else comes with the news that a relative just came in from Europe or America, you will see them turn at once to go see the relative. They have no priorities, no direction, nothing, they just move anyhow.
After God, learn how to plan your life so that nothing sweeps you about aimlessly. Have long term plans, short term plans and immediate plans for your life. Do not just wake up in the morning and do anything that comes your way. Have a plan and follow it. A life without plans and priorities is a meaningless life but your life will have meaning from today in the name of Jesus – Amen!