Priorities: Given but Weeks, Days, Hours, now what?

Priorities - what will you do with the time you have left picture with dream clouds, hour glass with sand dropping, gears from clocks

Priorities! As I spoke with a fellow father on our weekly call, it dawned on me that time with loved ones is precious and fleeting. Whether it’s a matter of days, weeks, or hours, it’s important to prioritize and make the most of every moment. For me, that means cherishing the time I have left with my daughters before they embark on their own journeys. But for each of us, it’s a matter of identifying what truly matters and savoring every single moment.

Today’s Verse of the Day:

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs to it and is safe and set on high [far above evil].

Proverbs 18:10 AMP

As a result, let’s be the dads who realize that God is our strong tower! Furthermore, let’s be the dads who run to God as our strong tower! Therefore, let’s be the dads who choose to enter our strong tower where it is safe and set on high, far above evil! Finally, let’s make God our top priority and His ways our top priorities!

Using priorities to help determine what to do with the remaining time

sand falling in an hour glass
visions of gears and time fading away

How can we apply today’s verse of the day to prioritize our lives according to God’s will, loving our wives and kids, and making the most of the time we have left?

Applications of Proverbs 18:10 towards setting our priorities to help us be the dads God created, purposed, and planned for us to be for our wives, kids, and world:

  • Express gratitude:
  • Start each day by expressing gratitude to God for the time you’ve received and acknowledge that each day brings new opportunities.
  • Reflect on the past: Reflect on the past to learn and motivate yourself to seize today’s opportunities.
  • Set meaningful goals: Determine your priorities and set goals accordingly to make a positive difference.
  • Cultivate relationships: Invest time in nurturing relationships. Strengthen bonds and pass on love, faith, and hope to loved ones.
  • Embrace purposeful activities: Do things that match your values, and bring happiness, fulfillment, and purpose. Focus on actions that help you grow, stay healthy, and benefit others.
  • Manage time effectively: Evaluate your time usage, eliminate distractions, prioritize tasks, and allocate time wisely for maximum productivity.
  • Take care of your health: It’s important to prioritize self-care activities such as exercise, proper nutrition, sufficient rest, and activities that promote mental and emotional balance to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • Live intentionally: Approach each day with intentionality and mindfulness. Be present at the moment, appreciate opportunities, and make conscious choices that align with your priorities. Avoid procrastination.
  • Seek eternal significance: Focus on eternity and your purpose. Make a positive impact in this world and the eternal realm. Sow seeds of faith, hope, and love to draw others to God.
  • Embrace joy and positivity: Approach each day with a positive attitude. Spread joy and uplift others through your words and actions. Prioritize creating happy moments for yourself and those around you.

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