Setting Your Affections

Scripture Verses

Colossians 3:2

Outline

Order your life around the thing that is going to matter most when you take your last breath on earth.

Essential Principle

  • Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.
  • Colossians 3:2

Four Reasons Priorities are Essential

  • They determine the best use of time and resources
  • They chart the direction for making pro-active change
  • They allow the ability to think realistically about situations
  • They stimulate us to do things in order of importance

Two Difficult Things for People To Do

  • Think realistically about their situation
  • Do things in order of importance

Six Broad Areas of Life

  • Work / Career
  • Personal Growth / Hobby
  • Health / Physical Well Being
  • Social / Community Interaction
  • Family / Spouse
  • Spiritual

Everyday Essentials

  • Living for the essentials means seeing the goal and then adjusting everything accordingly
  • Essentials are revealed by your conversation, your calendar, and your checkbook
  • What is essential to you is revealed by your actions, not your words
  • When determining your essentials, God is not simply number one; God is everything!
  • The older one gets, the more one discovers that fewer and fewer “things” are really important
  • Order your life around the thing that is going to matter most when you take your last breath on earth
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