Are you ever unsure how to answer when someone asks you how your day was?
I find myself in that position more often than I like. Sometimes its because I’m not sure if the person asking is really interested. Other times I can’t decide how much information to actually share.
Usually, though, its because I can’t quite remember what I did all day! Sometimes I’m unsure how to measure success or failure. Did I have a good day or bad day? Why?
As women we all have multiple roles that we play. Each of those roles comes with a variety of daily decisions, tasks and responsibilities. Plenty of other things also vie for our attention and interest.
When we wake up in the morning, there are a zillion different ways we can spend the day. How do we decide what to do? Who makes our daily decisions? When we look back on our day, how do we decide if it was good or bad?
In reality, none of us decides what we will do – our priorities decide for us.
The choices I make reflect my true priorities.
Regardless of what I accomplish, the success or failure of my day is ultimately determined by having the right priorities.
As a woman of God these are the priorities I want to keep:
- God – He is my creator, Savior and friend
- Husband – I am married (nearing 16 years)
- Kids – 5 little people call me Mom
- Home – this is the place we all live; it takes a lot of wear and tear
- Others – friends, acquaintances, neighbors, strangers, outside interests
To remind myself of the priorities I have chosen, I’ve made a list of questions to help me evaluate what to do each day.
How am I going to worship God throughout my day?
When am I going to read, study or meditate on Scripture?
What circumstances do I need to trust Him with today?
What attitudes do I need God’s help with today?
In what specific areas do I need to remember to seek God’s wisdom?
Which promises should I be reminding myself of during the day?
How can I bless my husband today?
Have I prayed for him?
What is the most important thing I can do for him today? (Ask him if necessary!)
Should I be more conscious of the way I talk to or about him?
How can I nurture and cherish my children today?
Have I prayed for them?
How can I show them Jesus today?
What does each one most need from me right now?
In what areas do they need to be encouraged, challenged or trained?
What would give them joy today?
What area of my home needs the most attention today?
Have I been consistent with daily maintenance?
Is there a seasonal project I should work on?
How can I create a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere?
Should I spend time serving someone outside my family today?
Am I ready for any pre-planned activities?
Should I purposefully plan or seek out an opportunity to serve others today?
Am I prepared to graciously meet any unplanned opportunity that God puts before me?
Do I have time for pursuing other interests?
At the end of a day I can look back and see how I answered those questions. Some days are full of success. My daily decisions reflect the right priorities.
Others sway more toward failure, and my decisions betray misplaced priorities.
I’m thankful that I serve a gracious God who is ready to forgive my failures and faithful to give new days and more opportunities to choose well.
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What are your daily decisions revealing about your priorities?
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