But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger. - Proverbs 1:33 HCSB
"First things first."
These words are easy to speak but hard to put into practice. For busy folks living in a demanding world, placing first things first can be difficult indeed. Why? Because so many people are expecting so many things from us!
If you're having trouble prioritizing your day, perhaps you've been trying to organize your life according to your own plans, not God's. A better strategy, of course, is to take your daily obligations and place them in the hands of the One who created you. To do so, you MUST prioritize your day according to God's commandments, and you MUST seek His will and His wisdom in all matters. Then, you can face the day with the assurance that the same God who created our universe out of nothingness will help you place first things first in you own life.
Do you feel overwhelmed or confused? Turn the concerns of this day over to God - prayerfully, earnestly and often. Then listen for His answer... and trust the answer He gives.