It’s easy, when asked “Who or what are your greatest priorities?” to answer – God, JD, Moon, of course. What else would they be? Work? No. Housekeeping? Get real. Facebook? As IF. But when the question becomes, “If I took a look at how you spend your TIME, what would I see as your greatest priority?”, things get a little bit less clear.
But I have to work!
Have you seen my floors??
I just want a few minutes to check in with old friends, is that too much to ask?
A few weeks ago, I was sent Andy Stanley’s new book, When Work and Family Collide. In it, Andy tackles that very subject. He writes:
Reprioritizing your world around your family is not just a good idea; it’s a God idea. As a Christian, I don’t think I have any options when it comes to establishing my priorities. To ask my family to take the leftovers is more than insensitive. It flies in the face of everything we’re taught in the New Testament about the family. Nowhere in Scripture are you commanded to lay down your life for your stock options. Or to love your career like Christ loved the church. We’re instructed to Do our jobs and LOVE our families (see Colossians 3:323). When you love your job and do your family, you’ve not only stepped outside the bounds of family life, you’ve stepped outside the will of God.
Wow. I loved this book for so many reasons. Andy Stanley is a great communicator and it was easy to read. He tells stories to illustrate the issue, gives tools to help prioritize, and all of it is under girded by scripture. I want to buy this book and give it to just about every working person I know!
Take a look at YOUR schedule and ask yourself what it says about your priorities. Then go here to buy Andy’s book. You won’t regret it.