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As a mother of school-aged children, the start of my year begins in the Fall when school begins. My schedule shifts and the kids enter a new stage of life. It’s hard to believe it is now March, and the school year is ending … my personal year is almost over. Time never ceases to amaze me with its ability to be both subtle and swift simultaneously. It is truly a reminder to seize moments and to prioritize that which is valuable to you. Unfortunately, life has a sneaky way of convoluting what’s important, because of the numerous responsibilities we often juggle. As result, many people find themselves majoring in the minors only to find out later that significant moments and opportunities were missed.


I am grateful for the Holy Spirit, who God gave as a gift to help guide us on our life’s journey. When we listen to His counsel, we escape the web that often comes with life. Jesus said, But when He has come--the Spirit of Truth--He will guide you into all the truth.” This is one reason why my personal relationship and pursuit of God is my number one priority and should be yours too. True priorities usually come with sacrifice, time, and commitment. Like never before in our lifetime, God should be so high on our priority list that it provokes us to give Him our undivided time and attention. It is during these times that the Holy Spirit crystalizes our path and shows us what is true, and when we heed His direction, we avoid getting lost in time and losing moments.

I recall the time when the Bible says that Job’s wife asked him why he would still maintain his integrity after experiencing the tragedy of losing his children, health, and wealth. She followed that question by recommending that he curse God and die. Job’s response to her was, “ You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” Ultimately, Job held the testimony that in all of his trouble, he did not sin with his lips. Why? Job had a higher and much clearer perspective than his wife. His perspective and heart posture were a direct result of God being a priority in his life, and time spent with Him. And guess what, Job’s perspective was accurate, because in the end, God proved to be good and blessed him with more than he lost. So, my friend, my hope is that Job’s example serves as a reminder to you and me of the importance of God being a priority in our lives because He is deeply influential to how we journey through this life.

But when He has come--the Spirit of Truth--He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak as Himself originating what He says, but all that He hears He will speak, and He will make known the future to you. John 16:13 (WNT)

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