Devotional - May 16, 2017

Happy Tuesday guys! I hope you all had a good start the week. I had one long night last night with both of my daughters.

My youngest, Saige, woke up on Mother’s day throwing up and this kept going throughout the entire day. I think she throw up over 10 times. My wife and I were a bit concerned so we took her in to see the doctor and they told us that she is dealing with a cold, which is why she has had a ton of mucus that is choking her up, which in turn is making her throw up.

So we were very watchful of her last night and making sure that every time she coughed we were ready. Because of this it was pretty hard to get into a deep sleep, plus my oldest daughter wet the bed around 2am so I attended her at that time too. All in all, it was a fun night. I am exaggerating.

Woke up today a bit behind on schedule, but after sending my wife and kids off to school, I managed to spend some good time with the Lord.

As I prayed for my children, I felt conviction. Conviction because I have not been giving my best to children specifically on weeknights. Between cleaning the kitchen from dinner, to finishing up a project, attending Saige, picking up toys, and even focused on social media on my phone, it has left me with minimal time to give to my kids.

My kids deserve better from me. I am not saying that I should not clean the house or pick up toys or attend baby Saige when she is crying, but what I am saying is that I need to make it a priority to put all technology and distraction away and give 100% undivided attention to my kids. That is the least I can do.

Please don’t view me as an uninvolved father, because I am not, but I know when I can give better and I am clearly not, but the beauty of it all is that today is a new day.

I have recognized the problem and I am making a decision to make a change. So when I get home, cell phone goes off, all social media is out of reach and my time is fully focused on them. The future of my family relies on it and family is the one thing that you don’t want to screw up, especially when you could have done something about it and didn’t.

What is or are some things in your life that needs more of your attention?

Think about it and be honest with yourself and be willing to make the sacrifice needed to better your life. You have to keep the end in mind. You have to look beyond right now and envision what you want for your future.

Sorry I am babbling, but this is something that really spoke to my heart this morning during my time of prayer and I hope that it speaks and challenges you as well.

God Bless You