What does it mean to Prioritize Life?
The only way to prioritize anything is to place a genuine value on it. We are forced to determine how it stacks up against something else. Once we have made an honest assessment of its value, then we place it into the order of our lives. The real question arises; do I have the right value system?
Jesus addressed priority and value when in Luke 9:23-26, He said; “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world and lose himself, or be cast away?" Jesus was bringing His followers to the point of decision. Were they willing to remove self in order to gain the privilege of walking and carrying? Maybe better expressed as, walking in Him or working through Him. Which life holds the greatest value, my life alone (or really on my own), my life with Him (or really in Him)? Jesus confronted them with choice and priority which results in consequences or dividends. We can gain the world, which is temporal or we can gain our lives, which is eternal. Is there really a legitimate decision? The world ends in death and life continues on forever in joy.
Hopefully each of us will re-evaluate our priorities based on a new value system and through new eyes. We can now have eyes of faith and hearts filled with truth and hope. Blessings to each of you on your new journey IN CHRIST!