This past week my musing has mostly been on my priorities. It feels like I am asking myself over and over, what I am really supposed to be doing? How should things be sorted in my life? I think too many times our day to day frustration comes from the fact that we don’t have our priorities in line, and so everything else suffers.
First, I know number one should be God. I have slowly been building the habit that every morning, first thing, I spend time with God. It can mean reading the Bible, quietly worshiping Him, or simply sitting in His presence and listening to His voice. To be honest, some mornings I am running behind and don’t have as much time as others, but whatever I have to give, He gets first place in my day.
Second would definitely have to be my husband. He gets a larger portion of my time than anything else. My pastor was preaching on this this past Wednesday, and it seemed to confirm what I have been meditating on. Not even ministering and serving others should come before my marriage, and eventually my children. There should be a strong, unbreakable relationship at home to provide the stability from which to minister. So I put aside my hobbies to snuggle on the couch, and willingly do so because without him . . . I will not contemplate that.
Thirdly, there comes ministry to others. I also feel that my calling and God’s plan for my life falls into this category.
But from there, things seem a bit hazy. I’m still praying and seeking beyond those three. Where does my job enter into this? Or my hobbies? And do I have a priority?