Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Joyful when it counts - GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT

A few days ago I wrote finding joy by gaining the right perspective.  In order to be joyful when it counts most, it’s important to remember that if you let him God will use everything you experience for good, even when life drags you through difficult times.  The right perspective is key.   If your perspective is in line it will make it much easier to understand what your priorities should be.  

If you want to be able to be joyful when it really counts, you need to make sure you live your life with the right priorities.  

When things get tough its critical to have your priorities in order to be able to distinguish the trivial from the important.  It has to be very clear in your mind “why” you make the decisions you make.  

  • What is your life for?  
  • What are you trying to accomplish?  
  • What do you stand for?  
  • How do you define yourself?  
If these questions aren’t fully formed in your mind, when the trouble comes you will naturally focus on trivial things only because often times the stuff that “really” matters doesn’t demand attention.  Think about how many arguments in your life are over little things that really don't matter?  How many times have you struggled and toiled for things that you really didn’t care about, or wouldn’t even remember 6 weeks later.  Is it worth losing your joy over?   


Have a perspective to live from and a priority to live by.

Know what is important.

Focus on what really counts.

It’s not easy, it’s not something that comes naturally, but if you spend the effort required to keep yourself focused on the things in your life that are really the most important you’ll be on your way to joyful living.

Stay tuned for the next post!!

-Christopher Behnke

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1 comment:

  1. I sweat details for a living, and sometimes I take that home. Thanks Chris, for reminding me to focus on what counts, and to leave it at work :)