That was several months ago, but things slip and I have found that it is time to do it again. I am retrenching. I am reassessing . I am recommitting.
We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.
~Dallin H Oaks
That seems pretty straightforward, but what are the good, better and best? How do we decide which areas to pursue? I think our priorities must change according to our life seasons or we will go crazy trying to do it all. Some things, like scripture study and prayer, should be at the top of anyone's To Do list regardless of age and responsibility. Some things are temporary, like tending to sick children or university educations.
What are my top priorities?
- Return to my Heavenly Father by dedicating my heart, might, mind and soul to Him.
- Teach my family with the hope that my #1 will become their #1.
- Become a well educated, provident, wise woman.
Here is my commitment: Personal gospel study will improve. Family gospel study will occur more frequently. Exercise will continue. Bedtimes will be enforced. There are a few other, more private goals, but I am determined to do better.
Satan has a powerful tool to use against good people. It is distraction. He would have good people fill their lives with good things so there is no room for the essential ones.
~Richard G Scott
I'm sure you will be reading a similar post in a few months. By then, after all, my life will have changed yet again.