Interface Designer Filter Not Alphabetical

When I open a filter option in Interface Designer, my choices are never provided in alphabetical order, wondering how I can choose this? I also have a filter for year (2021, 2022, etc.) but the options show in a random order 2022,2021,2023. Thanks for the help!

When selecting a record in a filter configuration, the order is based on the order of the records in your first grid view in the table. Filter that grid view to change how the records appear in other selection contexts.