A few days ago, I was Facebook chatting with one of my good friends (and accountability partner) about our week, our families, and what has been going on in our lives.
About halfway through our conversation she said something that really struck a chord with me. It was, “you know, we’re so busy and I’m not sure people in general really spend much time on what matters”.
As women, all of us are busy. We have homes to keep up, mouths to feed, kids to raise, husbands to love, money to budget and balance, friendships to maintain, church activities, and the list goes on and on.
All of these are important to an extent.
However, not all of them are equal in spending time on what matters the most.
As I was getting ready for bed last night, I was thinking about the order of importance in my life (God, Jason, kids, and so forth) and how often I actually spend my time. What are my priorities? Do I spend the most time with God? Then Jason? Then my kids? How about work, friends, the house, and all of the other things on my plate?
How do you schedule your life? Are you giving your best to what matters or do you give the majority of your time to things farther down the list? Maybe you are so overwhelmed that you are passing the time with no clear direction.
Don’t get me wrong, I know that most of us put in many hours a week working at a job in order to pay our bills. I also know there are many events and occasions that we need to do and don’t have a choice about that time is spent.
If God is at the top of your list, do you pray at work? Do you pray in the car? What about those hours that you are not at work?
I’m not writing this post to make anyone feel guilty. I’m writing it because I think our society has our priorities backwards. Here are a few things to think about as you are considering how you are spending your time:
- Have you given thanks today for what you have?
- Have you asked God for help or tried to fix the problems yourself?
- Have you made time to snuggle up with your husband and really listen to what he is saying?
- Are you training up your children?
- Have you said, “I love you” to someone today?
- Is your Bible dusty?
- When is the last time you had fu?
- When was the last time you did something for yourself?
- When is the last time you got together with friends?
Once again, nothing here is to bring you guilt, it’s to encourage you to let go of some of the “stuff” that is cluttering up your life and keeping you from what matters!
What can you let go of? What would you like to spend more time doing? Leave your comments below and let’s encourage one another!