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Pleasing God and meeting the needs of the family must come before career.

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31 niv)

I chuckled when I read a magazine cartoon that showed a news conference called by a United States senator who announced he was divorcing his family so he could spend more time with politics.

We may scoff at the folly of his announcement, but the truth is that many people make that same statement every day, maybe not with words but with their actions. So many more, in fact, that if a politician retires from his work to spend more time with his family, it becomes the lead story, met with cynicism on the evening news, whereas the one who announces he’s rejecting his family to advance his career would be noticed with an “At least he’s honest.”

God tells us we should work heartily and do everything to the glory of God. But to do that, we must have priorities. Pleasing God and meeting the needs of the family must come before career.

Think about your priorities and the things you cherish in your life. It’s good to focus on the things that matter most. Start with God and then family. Everything else tends to fall in place.

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