Thursday, October 27, 2011

Discombobulated Priorities

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When I whined to my friend Cammie about time pressure and discombobulated priorities, her wise question poked me in the heart. “If you knew you had only two years to live, how would you be spending your time?” My answer was immediate: “I would not be cleaning house!”

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But what would I do if I knew I only had two years left? Spend more time with my family, take that long-dreamed-of cruise, pray often for pre-Christain loved ones, and talk my husband into taking square dance lessons. This little exercise sure helped me see where my heart lodged, and what means the most to me.

Now it's your turn.

If you knew you only had two years to live, what would you do with those
104 weeks, 730 days, 15,330 hours?


  1. Certainly worry less about little things. With notice, what is important Faith, family, and giving would move to the front--as they should be in my life now.

  2. Love the title :-)

    I'm glad we can't know. I don't think I'd be what does that tell me?

  3. Like most I'm sure I'd be less twisted about perfectionism and learn real quick to let go and live, baby live!!!

    God bless and have just a remarkable day sweetie!!! :o)

  4. Oh, that's a difficult question for me to narrow down. Family, sure, square dancing-no. :P

  5. Jeanette:
    I don't know what I would do. I try not to worry about the little things now. I already try to pray for the needs of my family, friends, church, city and nation. I really don't know if I'd do anything differently.

  6. I tend to do things halfway. So, with knowing I only had two years, I would pray for God to lead me to live fully for Him. Then at the end of it all, I will look Him in the eye and know I am home.

  7. I'm not sure it would change much. I would still seek the Lord, still put my family above all other humans, and write, write, write. Yeah, I think I'm living the life I would even if time was nearing the end.

    Thanks, Jeanette, I'm feeling quite uplifted now!

  8. I may or may not blog, but I would journal a lot. That would be my main form of writing.

    I would ask God "What should I do with these two years?" I'm sure He would show me.

  9. Oh, J, what a question! I truly don't know. I'd love to say, "Quit my job and play with kids," but that wouldn't be realistic. I'll chew on this, though...As always, you've given me something to think about.

    Any luck getting your Mister to the square dance classes?

    Waving and smiling,



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