Sometimes, parents can get so wrapped up in providing for their kids that they actually fail to provide the things that their kids actually need. While it is easy to focus on material provision, quality time is often the investment that kids need most.
This is why parents must have wise priorities in regard to how they spend their time. Putting in overtime at the office may help your family get that in-ground pool, but how does it affect your relationship with your kids?
How Wise Priorities Can Help Guard Against Unnecessary Trouble in Life
Many parents exhaust themselves running a never ending race toward the American dream. Can you relate to this feeling? Have you become so tired and anxious in this pursuit that it is beginning to feel more like the American nightmare? Life involves many trade-offs. If you invest the majority your time seeking a better life for you and your kids, then only a minority of your time will be left to actually invest in your kids while they are young and moldable.
Has the pursuit of comfort actually ever made you more comfortable and satisfied? Has it actually done the opposite and added trouble and discomfort to your life? In the words of Proverbs 15:16, “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it..” The book of Proverbs is full of powerful and wise advice about aligning one’s priorities. It is wise for parents to know when to seek or invest in things and when to let them go. Remember, life always involves many trade-offs; parents must make wise choices when setting their priorities.
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