I believe a huge reason this has happened, is because we have forgotten what our priorities are. We've forgotten and lost sight of what is important. Here is an example on how I feel many women view their priorities...
This creates a very unbalanced life, a life in which nothing is where it should be. Children are being shuffled around and put into so many activities they are constantly busy. Husbands are neglected, disrespected, and snapped at. Career is so important it overwhelms and overtakes time and energy that is limited. Church becomes more of an idol and popularity contest than it is about serving the Lord and reaching out to those in need. Lastly, our homes are thrust to the bottom of the pile. An empty, stressed environment that is no longer sacred and inviting. I believe having such priorities sets women up to be unfulfilled, sour, and unhappy. So here is how I think our priorities should look...
God. Jesus said that our greatest commandment above all others was to love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind. (Matthew 22:35-38) Our relationship with God is the foundation of our life. He is our rock on which we build our lives. We want to be like the wise man and build our lives on the rock, not in the sand where it will be washed away. (Matthew 7:24-27)
Husband. It is so important to always remember your husband as your best friend. Constantly cultivating your marriage, helping him, respecting him is so important. I also believe if you have children this makes a lasting impression on them.
Children. Today's society almost always tries to put children as a priority over our husbands, but that is not how God meant it to be. A strong marriage is one of the best things and examples you could ever give your child.
Home. Today most people scoff even at the idea of homemaking, much less having it as a top priority in their lives. The fact of the matter is making a house a home is more than just paint and furniture. It's about children knowing where there mom is. Knowing when they get home, she'll be there to listen to what happened at school. Husbands will know when they come home from work food will be ready. It's creating a haven, a safe, comfy place for everyone to rest in. It's about making memories, and keeping the peace.
Church. Church is low on this list of priorities which probably makes some women wonder if it's right. I believe that it's in the right place though. Church is a gathering together of believers to grow in Christ. I think all to often church becomes an idol, and women can become too involved.
Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have priorities. The way we live our lives, treat our families, and care for our homes all speak volumes into what we find important. It's never to late to take a stand, and pull our lives back from the rat race they've become. I chose to live simply, love fully, and have no regrets, how about you?