While every woman’s life is different and therefore our priorities are different we all have some things in common. And I think one of the things we all have in common is the desire for good, healthy loving relationships. Your relationships with the Lord, with those you love and with yourself are important. These are the relationships that deserve a place of priority in your life and top standing on your to-do list. Because if you don’t take time to build the kind of relationships that you desire with the people who are important to you, you will regret it later.
Quality over Quantity
It’s not just the time you give to these relationships, it’s the quality of the time spent. I like to call it “being present.” If I’m with my family but I’m texting, on social media, working on my blog or a new book, granted we are spending time together, I can’t truly say the I’m fully engaging in the present moment because I’m busy with other things.
Stewarding your relationships
If you’re supposed to be spending quiet time with the Lord or caring for yourself but you’re worrying about other things than you’re not engaging in the moment or being a good steward of your relationships with yourself or the Lord.
If you don’t get to see your adult children or your parents often but every time you do see them you use the time to address issues instead of enjoying their company than you’re not being a good steward of your relationships.
If when your spouse comes in the door you’re too busy to give him attention or maybe you’re angry about yesterday so you won’t give him attention then you’re not being a good steward of that relationship.
At the end of your life you may still have things on your to-do list that didn’t get done but that won’t matter. What will matter are the relationships that you left behind. Who will miss you, who will be sad you’re gone? Whose life will have been made better because of a relationship with you? Whose heart will you live on in because of the love you sowed?
If you don’t have the answers to those questions or you don’t like the answers to those questions, I challenge you: If you haven’t yet, make your important relationships a priority this weekend. Put down the to-do list and love on the people in your life.