Yet, today I wanted to share with you something that Dr. Kendall & his wife Louise shared with us during Q&A session. A question was asked how to balance family and ministry. An important question indeed. I couldn't wait to hear their response.
This is what Dr. Kendall said,
"PUT YOUR FAMILY FIRST!
They are more important than
the people you may never see again."
He mentioned that if he could do it all over again - he would spend more time with his family. He said, "I used to spend more time on writing sermons thinking I was putting God first. I used to spend more time counseling other people thinking I was putting God first. I was wrong."
Sitting at my computer today I am reminded of the times in my life when the ministry took so much out of me that I had nothing left to give to my husband... I thought I was putting God first... And with a deep sigh I must agree with Dr. Kendall - I was wrong!
This is what the Bible says in 1 Timothy 5:8,
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
What have I failed to provide for my husband? If you ever smiled and acted nice in public only to snap at your beloved in private - you know exactly what I am talking about.
Today I am choosing to put God first by setting my priorities right.
What about you?