Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Time To Say Goodbye

"Satan has a powerful tool to use against good people. It is distraction. He would have good people fill life with "good things" so there is no room for the essential ones. Have you unconsciously been caught in that trap?....
"Are there so many fascinating, exciting things to do or so many challenges pressing down upon you that it is hard to keep focused on that which is essential? When things of the world crowd in, all too often the wrong things take highest priority. Then it is easy to forget the fundamental purpose of life."
-Richard G. Scott "First Things First"

In an effort to prioritize my life, I have decided to rid myself of some things that tend to be expected socially but end to just be "another thing I have to do to keep up with everyone else and what they are doing"...like this blog for instance. I know a lot of people do their blogs for their "journaling" or just for entertainment and those are things I have told myself is the reason for this blog. Well, I have decided that more important things must take precedence. STARTING NOW! I have decided I need to create habits that help light my spiritual fire and relay those habits to my family via family scripture study, family prayer, personal scripture study and prayer in freetime, and freetime spent with the family creating memories. This means the easiest way for me to do this is to get rid of distractions.

Just know this isn't goodbye forever....it's more like "I'll see you later."


Griffin's said...

I think that is fabulous Whit Whit. Prioritizing is hard sometimes, but completely necessary! Can't wait till you return. I will not be taking you off my blog role though. :)

Emily said...

Whit, great points! I agree that we all should do a self-assessment from time to time and make sure all our priorities ARE in order, and that the things that matter most are at the TOP of the list.. not further down after FB checking and blogging, where I sometimes find them. Good reality check.