Reviewing what we do every day is a revealing reflection. What do we say we value as opposed to what we actually do? We may realize that there are values we hold, commitments we’ve made, growth we desire, that simply are not on the list of our daily priorities. If what we are hoping to do is to grow in personal freedom based on a increasing sense of union with the Mystery we call God, of a clearer vision of who we are, and of a deepening desire to be more closely aligned with the gospel of Jesus, then it is worth doing this personal review carefully. Is there something that needs realigning?
Enlighten me, O God.
What did this review of my priorities reveal to me? What needs realigning
in my life? How can I make it happen?
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-8
This is a moment to dream big, to rethink our priorities – what we value, what we want, what we seek – and re-plan our future, committing to act in our daily life on what we have dreamed of.
Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that.
Action expresses priorities.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels.
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.