Friday, August 12, 2011

When Priorities Become Priorities

Most of us recognize the need to reorder our priorities from time to time. The tyranny of the urgent pushes the important things further and further down the list. But how do we know that a priority has really become a priority? It’s easy to do things when it’s easy. We know a priority has truly become a priority when we do it in the face of inconvenience. Attending church, tithing, hospitality, prayer, Bible reading, etc. are often inconvenient. Nevertheless, it’s at the very point of the inconvenience where we find out what something is worth. When our children (and others) see us do the inconvenient thing, that’s where they discover what it is that we think is really important.

1 comment:

  1. I guess I need to do some inconvenient things today.