by Stan Coffey

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Determine Your Priorities (2 of 7)
Stan Coffey
Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:5-10

This morning I want to continue a series of messages entitled "Living By Divine Design". God has a design; God has a plan for every person's life. That ought to be enough to get you excited, to know that God has a plan for your life. He has a design for you to follow. And the Bible defines success so differently than the world defines success. In the next several weeks we are going to look at God's divine design for our lives under the acrostic design – D E S I G N. And today we are going to take the first letter "d" and tell you that the first step in following God's design for your life is to "Determine Your Priorities". Determine the values that matter most then evaluate your life and bring it in to harmony with what you believe is important.

Notice the emphasis on priority, determining your values. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, not just with your heart but with all your heart. Jesus said "seek first His kingdom, then all these other things will be added unto you." Determine the values that matter most to you, then bring your life into harmony with what you believe is important.

Now the foundation upon which the design of God is based is integrity. And I am defining integrity as firm adherence to a standard of values. And if you are a Christian those are values that are based upon the Word of God.

God has a design; He has a plan for your life. And one of the problems we have today is that people are allowing other people to set the standard of values. They are allowing the entertainment industry or their peers or many other sources, maybe the educational world to decide what their values will be, to press those values upon you. But the Bible teaches it is our responsibility as individuals before God, for each one of us, to determine the values that we are going to live by, the values that are important to us.

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