When I ask people what is most important to them 9 times out of 10 they will say their relationship with God or their family. Very rarely will someone prioritize their job or career over either of those things. But many times that is the very thing they are prioritizing in their time and actions.
The irony is that as much as we excuse choosing to stay late at work or check our email just one more time, we never seem to get ahead. We keep doing it (definition of insanity) with the expectation that ‘one day’ we will get ahead and free up time to invest in relationships/grow deeper spiritually/become better leaders/fill in the blank.
Reality is that we will only find freedom when we start putting our priorities in their right place.
We will only find freedom when we start putting our priorities in their right place.
If my relationship with God is most important and I choose to neglect that in the name of work, even good & noble work, then what source am I drawing from to gain energy and creativity? We are best at our work and ministry when we are coming from a place of overflow. If we never go to the well to draw water, we are expecting forward motion while running on fumes.
Our lives aren’t as compartmentalized as we think; each compartment flows together and we have to put them in their proper place if we want to be whole, thriving individuals, living life to the fullest.
If you look at how you spend time in your day and the things you say are your priorities aren’t showing up as priorities on your calendar, then it is time to make a change.