What’s your schedule look like? If it’s anything like our schedule it’s busy. We’ve got one son going to play practice and another going to baseball games and when there isn’t a game they’re practicing. On baseball game nights, which is most weeknights, anyone who goes to the game typically isn’t home until after 10:00PM, usually later. When there aren’t baseball games there are church committee meetings or work obligations that keep us away. It’s gotten to the point where we have to say no to things we’d like to do but we just don’t have the time. They’re good things like mentoring engaged couples. We’d like to do it but our sons are only going to be this age once. Family and marriage need to be a priority because they are just as much a ministry as that engaged couple. I can think of few greater testaments of ministry than a happily married couple after many years of marriage.
Are there good activities, maybe even ministry activities, that are getting in the way of you ministering to your family and marriage like you feel you should? If so, it’s time to set a boundary, learn to say no, and give them up. Allow someone else to step up. Be careful of the choices you think you’re making to serve God. Sometimes those decisions may not be what’s really best. Think about it. Pray about it. Then make a decision on what needs to go.
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