With all the talk about priorities, how do you know what yours truly are?

It’s good to decide what you want your priorities to be. But the only way you really know your true priorities is when they are tested.

>My priorities have been tested this week. My husband became ill while I was out of town, and was hospitalized. Would I leave patients who legitimately needed my help? Would I come back home to be with my husband at an extremely vulnerable time? Was the cost of the extra plane fare worth it?

We face such choices all the time, whether we realize it or not. If you want to know where your family fits in your priority list, look at your schedule. How much time do you actually spend with your spouse, or with your children? What other things do you say NO to in order to be with them?

If you want to know where God fits in your priority list, look at your schedule and your checkbook. If you don’t find any time or money devoted to spiritual things, is He really a priority in your life?

I made the decision to come home on the next available flight to be with my husband in the hospital. I’m grateful that he is home now, recovering, and should be well soon. It just got me thinking about why we make the choices we do.

When your life is stretched you can get a much better picture of where your priorities REALLY lie.

Your turn: In thinking about your schedule, are you happy with the priorities that show up? Do you need to make any adjustments? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.


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