John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
If we are to be honest with ourselves some of us have misplaced priorities – giving greater importance to those things that are of less importance. The world is full of such examples. The one that is most stark is that we give our lives primarily towards amassing wealth here on earth, when at the end of this life what will really matter is the extent to which we have built up treasures in heaven.
Never once did Jesus struggle with misplaced priorities. He lived His life doing what was most important. One example of this was when he met with the woman at the well at Samaria. While He sat there to speak to the woman, His disciples went to buy meat, suggesting that they were hungry, including Jesus. Even though Jesus was hungry, he focused His energy on ministering to the woman of Samaria because that was the will of the Father, it was His priority. When His disciples came back, knowing that he must be hungry, they encouraged him to have something to eat. In response Jesus said unto them “my meat is to do the will of the Father and to finish his work”. What Jesus was communicating to them was that what was most important to Him was not food and drink, but doing and completing the will of the Father.
Jesus demonstrated that the will of the Father was what was most important to him in two ways. He put the will of the Father above his needs and desires. Hence, He ministered to the woman of Samaria although He was hungry. The second evidence that the will of the Father was what was most important was that he gave His time and energy to doing and completing the will of the Father. What you use your time to do is an indication of what is most important to you. Decide to make doing and completing the will of the Father the most important thing to you. The will of the Father includes His principles, purpose and promises; doing and completing these should be your top priority.
Life Application: Make the will of the Father your primary focus daily by doing and completing divine principles as well as things related to God’s purpose and promises concerning your life.
Prayer: Lord, I place you at the highest place in my life. May I always prioritize you and the things that concern you. In Jesus’ name, amen.