When your priorities are out of order your life is filled with confusion.
first word of counsel to every leader is drawn from biblical
wisdom—”seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all
these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:33).
When a person’s priorities are out of order, his life will be filled
with confusion and God’s given purpose will not be fulfilled.
your status as a citizen of the kingdom of God by acknowledging His
authority over your time, talents, opportunities and treasures. When
seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness is top priority, you
will be able to experience faithfulness as a steward of God’s blessings.
“trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct
your paths” (Prov. 3:5-6).
It is essential for servant leaders in the kingdom to maintain an
ongoing, intimate relationship of trust and obedience to God.
Challenging situations tempt us to lean upon our own understanding.
Always remember that God has promised to be with us at all times and
that He delights in our acknowledging and trusting in Him. The kingdom
is His kingdom, and we belong to Him; we are God’s responsibility.
God’s call to ministry is a call to preparation. It is not a call to success, but a call to faithfulness.
George McKinney is pastor of St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in
Christ in San Diego and a member of the denomination’s 12-member General