Being sick sucks. It sucks even more when you’re a mum and when you have responsibilities that only you can do. I don’t get paid for sick days so when I have them, they can make a dent in my weeks pay.
But sometimes being sick forces you to stop, slow down and rest. How often do we rush from one thing to the next, not fully enjoying all that God has given us to enjoy?
I have reflected on what is important in my life. Of course my husband and daughter are a priority for me, but sometimes I don’t always show it or live it. I’m sure you can relate – you work to put food on the table and pay the bills – because it’s for the family and yet sometimes work or our ministries become our priority because heaven forbid you let a colleague or someone you know down because that would leave such a bad impression!!
This year I have really withdrawn from a lot of people and it’s not from wanting to, it’s just because I have been so busy juggling work and family and ministry and church and as I juggle, I ashamedly admit I haven’t prayed as much as I could or should have. I know that if I put more time into spending time with God, I would have better perspective on my crazy life and I would be peaceful. I know this because I have experienced it.
So why don’t I do it every day? Well… there’s just SO much to do! How ironic, I spend time with God and I fit everything I need to in my day, but when I DON’T spend time with God I run after the clock and don’t get everything done that I need to.
Starting today, God is going to be my priority. To be honest, it’s not that He hasn’t been a priority in my life in the past, it’s that I’ve allowed other areas of my life become number one and only one thing can be number one. God.
Revelation 2:4 “Yet I hold this against you; You have forsaken your first love!”