All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Priorities. I've already cut back on a lot of my outside activities in order to focus on keeping my family and home - making them a priority. I used to go and do things or say "yes" to things without really thinking about it. The resulting consequence of that was that when I got done with all of my "outside" activities I was too tired to focus on my "home" activities. Now, I'm finding out what my limitations are and that I can't do everything. There are days my family needs me more than other days and if I am going to be there for them I have to say "no" to other things. It's about finding a balance and its about having a well-maintained schedule/organizer. With a well maintained oraganized I can better plan and anticipate my family's needs. Like yesterday, there was a one day job fair and my daughter wanted me to go with her. She ended up dropping off eight resumes and we had some good mother/daughter time. Hubby and son went home and had some father/son time on the Wii (love the basement room I finished). But I knew I couldn't get home and then turn right around and head back out again for small group night. If I did, I would be too physically exhausted for today which was full. So, it calls for some sacrifices but the benefits I see in our family far outweight any sacrifice and make it so worthwhile. Yes, I do wish I had more physical energy but right now the key is to know my limitations and work within them. I can't have it all,
but I can choose to have what is best.