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How to Organize Your Priorities and Keep God First

How to Organize Your Priorities and Keep God First

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It’s a simple thing, really, yet I have to admit it’s the #2 thing that makes me productive. It’s writing things down, five things a day. They are the top five things that I’d like to achieve in a day. If possible I put the hardest thing first. Once that’s out of the way then the rest is easy.

This is the #2 thing. The #1 thing is seeking God. Every morning I ask God for direction for my day. I ask Him to guide my thoughts and my plans. I submit my day to him, and I know that whatever comes my way IS part of his plan. Sometimes it’s not easy. Sometimes nothing on my list gets done. Yet, it’s God’s list that matter’s most, whether it is taking my Grandma to the store or spending time hanging out with my kids.

On other days part of my list gets done, and it’s a great feeling to mark those things off. So at least when I write them down I have a plan. But more important that that, I try to submit to God’s plan. The best one there is.

What about you? How do you get things done? Share with me in the comments below!

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Tricia Goyer (77 Posts)

Tricia is the author of more than 30 books and has published more than 500 articles for national publications such as Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman and HomeLife Magazine. She won the Historical Novel of the Year award in both 2005 and 2006 from American Christian Fiction Writers, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award in 2005. Tricia's co-written novel, The Swiss Courier, was a nominee for the Christy Awards.


  1. I incorporate my exercise time into my worship time – I put on music and leap, pray, run, sway, for about 20 minutes, before I start my day.

  2. I put God first as soon as I get up. Then, I am also a list maker and it gives me pleasure to cross things off my list. When I’m done with my list, if I still have energy, I do more. If not, I enjoy the rest of the day and again, thank God before I go to bed! 🙂

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