First, we are designed to work. See Genesis 2:15, Proverbs 6:9-11, I Thessalonians 3:10, and Colossians 3:23.
Matt used Philippians 2:3-4 as his main verse for asking the following questions:
1. Who are you going to cheat?
Implying that you can cheat your work or you can cheat your wife and your family, Matt used a quote from Andy Stanley’s book Choosing to Cheat that applied very well to this question.
2. Are you cheating your family?
How much time are you spending with your family. According to observations, fathers on average spend 37 seconds communicating with their children each day. That’s lousy!
3. Are you cheating yourself?
Physically, Spiritually, Emotionally – Lately, I feel like my physically gas tank is on the empty side of the “gas gauge.” I’ve been fighting a cold. My workouts have been few and far between the last three weeks or so do to work demands and involvement with Kids Camp.
4. Are you sure your busy season will pass?
It’s easy to convince ourselves that we won’t always be busy at work. Is this really true?
At the conclusion, I walked away with the following priority list for the roles that I have. First, I’m a Christ follower. Second, I’m a husband. Third, I’m a dad. Fourth, I’m a project manager/engineer.
Matt, thanks for the great reminders!
Until the next post….