As parents, it’s easy to get our priorities out of whack – especially is we’re looking to the world around us to help set our priorities.
Superhero Parenting: Finding Balance
There are a number of schools of thought about what a parent’s top priority ought to be, including the two most prevalent in our society: our children (kid-centric) or ourselves (self-centered).
A biblical approach to priorities, however, would throw all the secular ideas in the trash, claiming that your only priority is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your mind, and all your strength.”
Wait a minute – if I’m using ALL my resources to love God, then I won’t have anything left to give my family!
Well, yes. And, no.
You see, loving God with your entire being means making HIM the center (the core) or your existence, and living in obedience to His Word. (If you love me, you will keep my commandments.)
When we make God our number one priority, we tap into His resources, accessing the super powers of His strength and guidance to properly prioritize the rest of our lives.
Think about it like this: our relationship with God is the hub of a wheel, and all our other responsibilities are spokes connected to the hub. If the hub ceases to exist, the spokes are a pile of sticks. But, as long as the hub stay at the center, the wheel stays balanced and each spoke stays in its proper place.
God needs to be our FIRST priority. Without a proper priority on our relationship with God, the rest of our lives will be out of whack. When God is at the center of our lives, the other pieces of our lives will fall into place in a natural and God-designed way.
Lord, help me to keep my eyes on You, making You the center of my life. When I am in a right relationship with You, making You my top priority, all the other things in life fall into place. Use Your Holy Spirit to guide and prompt me throughout the day to continually reconnect with You, that I might be constantly seeking Your will for each and every decision I make as I seek to find balance and be a superhero parent in Your strength.
This series is part of the iHomeschool Network Fall Hopscotch.