Awhile back I posted a blog on this topic on Collect Yourself. It is still something I struggle with.
I think pretty much everyone can relate. Mothers with young children, managers in corporate America working TOO many hours, fathers working hard at both making a living and raising a family, volunteer workers giving until it seems the tank has run dry. Then what is left for what’s most most important?
What has your attention? Where do you spend most of your time? What or who gets your first and your best? If actions speak louder than words, have you thought about your priorities based on your daily activities? These questions are as probing and relevant to me as anyone I know.
The Message paraphrase of Matthew 6:21 says it well: “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.”
SO. Where DO we put our time, our priorities, our money, our focus, our first and best, our treasure? And who gets the leftovers, if there IS anything left over?
It’s a good question to ask on fairly regular basis.