“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”
I read the other day this statement: “It’s not prioritization until it hurts”. Such a true word. We are daily overwhelmed with “everything being important” and “being spread too thin”. If we say we are going after the important and not allowing ourselves to be distracted or diluted with the lesser important, then we must painfully prioritize because if we don’t feel that pain, then we likely haven’t prioritized hard enough.
Reading God’s Word, listening and taking in His message delivered by others, discerning what it is that He is trying to say to us through Prayer and finding Him in worship are all good things. However, to obey Him in what we hear, learn and know is what true prioritization of Him is in our lives. Obeying doesn’t always feel good and yes, sometimes real prioritization it can be painful.
Reference: James 1:22 (New Living Translation)