Lining Up Your Mom Priorities with Purpose

 

By definition, you can only have one priority. Only one thing can be your priority.It’s when we begin to have more than one priority that our lives end up getting out of balance.

It boils down to this truth: we’re here for a purpose that’s bigger than us. Whenever we cry out, “Lord, Lord,” when we invite Him to be our Savior and our King, we’re choosing Him over us.

That’s our number one priority. There can be no other.

When we choose God as our priority, what we’re choosing is:

His desires over our desires,

His plans over our plans,

His will over our will,

His perspective over our perspective,

and His priorities over ours.

When you align your values with your ONE Priority here’s what it looks like:

  1. Your relationship with the Lord
  2. Your marriage
  3. Your children
  4. Your home, work and ministry.

That’s how you line up your to do list with your purpose, you make sure it fits in one of those categories, in that order.

Look at your to-do list. Whether it’s in the reminders of your phone or written out somewhere in your calendar.

Sometimes we think of “mom-priorities” as a huge list of a thousand different things. But begin to see it as though you’re holding one plate and that plate is the Lord. Then all those different foods that are on it are all the different things that He values.

Does your to do list line up with one of those values?

If it’s filing paperwork, well that’s part of work so do that with the best of your ability as doing it for the Lord and not for men.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

If it is doing laundry, well you know that God values the home, so you need to also.

That’s something on your to do list that lines up with your purpose.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the many priorities we have as moms.

We have a to do list that’s longer than our arm and the big picture seems very bleak.

But God changes everything.

When God becomes your ONLY Priority, your tasks and your to do list and purpose begin to line up underneath the umbrella of Who your One Priority is.

 


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