Jul 25

A Question of Priorities

2012 at 11:20 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Time Management

So how do we know if we’re distracted or focused on the right things? We need to determine biblical priorities for our season, and then consistently evaluate whether or not we are living according to those priorities. For moms with young kids, it’s pretty simple. Three non-negotiables top the list:

1. The gospel (1 Cor. 15:3)
2. Your husband (Tit. 2:3-5, Eph. 5:23-33)
3. Your children (Deut. 6:4-9 Tit. 2:3-5)

Ask yourself: Am I preserving these biblical priorities as my top priorities?

Then consider your daily Internet or cell phone habits and ask yourself:

Does my time spent online cut into my time for consistent practice of the spiritual disciplines?

Does Facebook hinder me from putting my husband’s needs first?

Does twitter or texting distract me from the teaching, training, discipline, care and encouragement of my children?

Do my Internet habits cause me to be rushed, hurried, distracted or anxious in caring for my family and training my children?

If we’re consistent at checking our Facebook wall but not in prayer, or if we’re attentive to our Etsy site or blog but not our children, then we need to make a change.