I had an interesting conversation with a young person recently concerning where we place our priorities in life.  As with most of us at some point in our life, this person was trying to determine how to make their belief system and how they live this out work together.  And as I always try to do, I can only answer that question through my life experiences.  I explained that first we must understand that a priority is anything that we decide is more important than something else.   We set priorities everyday whether we realize we are doing that or not.  If something is important to you, you do it first and usually fit the other things in your life in, if and when you have time.  Through my life experiences I have learned that if I do not place the Lord I profess to follow first, then other things get in my way of living that life, and at the same time, I am no longer the example I want and need to be.  Even though we want to believe that we are not influencing others and think it is not our responsibility to be their example, others, especially young people, do watch what we do.  Don’t get me wrong because we all sin and fall short of the glory of God.  It is in those times I tend to realize my wandering from Him.  In the end, I left the earlier mentioned conversation with the hope that each of us will live into the priorities that we profess to be important.  Matthew 6:21 states, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Is your treasure where it needs to be?  Think about it in this season of Advent.