For the past few weeks I was working a lot of OT at my job. It was extremely tiring to say the least. At the time, I was thinking about all the bills that were coming up, and the money I could save. However, I didn’t realize how it was effecting my other commitments. I found myself too tired for my personal Bible study, and too consumed to talk on the phone. I was physically drained. I was beginning to wonder if it was even worth it.
Thankfully, one of my Sunday meetings put things in perspective for me. Even though work is necessary for the basic needs of life, it should not consume or overwhelm us to the point where we neglect other priorities. At Matthew 6: 31, 32 Jesus said to never be anxious about what to eat, drink, or put on, for your heavenly Father knows you need all these things. It then goes on to say to keep on seeking first the kingdom and all these other things will be added to you. I knew I needed to adjust my work schedule to make sure I kept my priorities in order.
Whether it is your family, friends, or even yourself, you don’t want to focus so much on work or extracurricular activities, that you miss the opportunities to devote time to what is most important to you. Paul encouraged us to make sure of the more important things (Philippians 1:10).
What’s more important to you?