I have to brag on myself tonight.....I threw together some ingredients for dinner and it came out fabulous!!
I have been so tired as of late, that I just couldn't seem to wrap my mind around a menu this week. Then about 3:00 pm, I came up with this.....I call it cornbread and hamburger BBQ casserole.
I browned my ground beef in the skillet with some garlic, salt and pepper. Then mixed in some BBQ sauce (everything's better with a little BBQ, right?), I put that in the bottom of my casserole dish, then poured cornbread mix over the top of it, sprinkled cheddar cheese on top and voila! Dinner!....I topped it off with some sides of mashed potatoes and green beans. Everyone loved it.
What I loved? That all of us after several weeks of non-stop running was able to sit around the table together, eat, and talk about our day. My little one topped it off for me by saying, "Momma, this is just like the Waltons."
Sometimes I think we are so busy being busy that we forget why we serve our families, why we do what we do....sometimes we need a new perspective on life. We need to remember what is really important.....it's those people that share those four walls with you day in and day out. I think sometimes we need to look at our priorities and see if they are still right for us. Are our priorities still lining up with the Word of God, are they honoring to Him? That's what matters at the end of the day, Did my life bring glory and honor to the Most High God? Am I serving my family in my role as the wife and mother because of my devotion to God, or is it to look good to everyone else, to show them what a super-woman I am? Why do we take on so many roles, when it causes missed time and opportunity with our own family? Your kids and your husband will not remember how many committees you served on, or how many projects you accomplished, they will remember those moments that you spent with them, giving them your undivided attention.
Let's make a challenge this week, that before we say Yes to more things in our lives, we stop and evaluate how that decision is going to affect our time with our families. If your projects and goals are taking you away from your home, if your family life is suffering because of decisions and agendas that you have, then it is time to stop and make some choices.
Our first place to serve in our own homes. That's the bottom line. I see women, good women, helping others, serving (even in church), meeting the needs of people, but it is at the expense of their own family. Our priorities should be....God, our spouse, our children, our homes, then everything else. I know that there are some that will not agree with this, but that's OK, we each have to look at lives honestly, prayerfully and have God's insight into how we prioritize our days.
All I am saying is, don't let your own marriage, kids, or home suffer while you are busy being busy.