Your Life Never Lies to You by Ronnie Floyd

RECONNECTING Message #6
YOUR LIFE NEVER LIES TO YOU Part 1
Ronnie Floyd
Matthew 6:33
October 17, 1993

INTRODUCTION:
I read this past week that in one day the following things happen to the youth in America:
* More than 2,500 children witness the divorce or separation of their parents.
* About 90 are taken from their parents' custody and committed to foster homes.
* Some 1,000 unwed teenage girls become mothers.
* Of 15 to 24 year olds, 13 commit suicide and 16 are murdered.
* Some 500 adolescents begin using illegal drugs and 1,000 begin drinking alcohol.
* At least 3,610 teenagers are assaulted, 630 are robbed, and 80 are raped.
* More than 100,000 high school students bring guns to school.
* At least 2,200 teens drop out of high school.
* The typical 14 year old watches three hours of television and does only one hour of homework.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM: WRONG PRIORITIES!

LISTEN:
My life has never lied to me. My priorities have been revealed in every decision I have ever made. I have learned that my life always mirrors my priorities.

Illustration:
Family versus my career as a local pastor. I knew what I intellectually believed, but getting that into my life practically was a real issue years ago. I had to ask myself some very piercing questions:
"Meeting at night vs. being with family"
"Preach across country vs see my children grow up"
"Work seven days a week vs spending one day a week with my wife"
"Desire to be good golfer vs a good father."

Illustration:
The shuffle.
Good father, good husband, good pastor, good leader, and good friend.
Each of these cry out for attention at the same time.

* Our desire is not to survive this shuffle, but to have spiritual power as we experience the challenges of life.

THERE ARE THREE TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE I DO NOT WANT YOU TO EVER FORGET:
1. Every decision we make mirrors our priorities.
2. Wrong priorities will result in bad decisions.
3. Bad decisions hurt us as well as everyone around ...


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