Life is a lot like a coin; you can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once.
Choosing one thing over all the rest throughout life is a difficult thing to do. This is especially true when the choices are so many and the possibilities are so close at hand.
To be completely truthful with you, however, we aren’t left with numerous possibilities. Jesus Himself gave us the top priority: “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” . . .
If I am to seek first in my life God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, then whatever else I do ought to relate to that goal: where I work, with whom I spend my time, the one I marry, or the decision to remain single.
Every decision I make ought to be filtered through the Matthew 6:33 filter.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.