Your husband calls you, “Honey, we’re moving in a month and we only have a truck that is 10 feet by 10 feet to take all our stuff in!” After you get over the shock of his words, you start packing, with great care, what will fit in that 10x10 truck.
Do you think you’d take those college text books that are 14 years old? Would those old prom dresses come with?
Chances are you’d start with what is important. You’d take the things that are of the highest priorities. And with extra space take things less important.
Each day we wake up with about 12 to 15 hours to accomplish what needs to be done: caring for children, keeping up with a house, cultivating a relationship with God, maintaining a healthy marriage, ministry, friends, mental down time, exercise, work, and a host of other things scream at us: “I am of TOP priority!!! Focus on ME!”
If we’re not intentional with what are the top priorities for us, in the season of life we’re in, we’ll feel like we’re trying to cram everything into a 10x10 space. We’ll be left frustrated, exhausted, and defeated. However, when you write out the top 5 things in your life that are of highest priorities, make sure those things happen and then fit in whatever else you can, you will feel like you’re able to get done those things of most important to you!
Take some time and write out what would be your top 5 priorities (may have to do this daily or weekly), fit those in your calendar, and don’t stress (too much) about the rest!