As between your spouse and your kids, who takes priority? Between your immediate family (wife and children) and your extended family (parents and siblings), who takes priority? Between your work and your wife, who takes priority? If you’re to choose between your familiar friends and the wife/husband of your youth, who are you going to give priority?
I know we can easily chorus the answer. It’s the wife and immediate family before any other now. Our words are very swift to respond, but our actions are too slow to correspond. Giving priority to our spouse and immediate family in most cases is always easier said than done.
In this world where there are many things begging for our attention and in some cases stealing it, it would take a conscious effort and a deliberate willingness to give priority to whom priority is due. You have to register it in your mind that your spouse and children come over and above every other thing after God.If you put your kids above your spouse, the moment you become empty nesters, your marriage has ended. You and your spouse will just be living as flat mates. It won't be easy to create a balance particularly when the kids are young, but… Click To Tweet
If you put your kids above your spouse, the moment you become empty nesters, your marriage has ended. You and your spouse will just be living as flat mates. It won’t be easy to create a balance particularly when the kids are young, but you have to fight for your home by putting your spouse first. Read you can be selfish, its allowed.
If you place your work over and above your home, it won’t be long before you become an alien in your own house. Placing your extended family over your immediate family will leave you with know family in the long run.
As I conclude, adopt this order of priority. GOD first, YOUR SPOUSE next, YOUR KIDS after, and OTHERS (human, work, anything) last. It may not be easy, but Christ is your sufficiency.
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