We had several snow days last week due to the extreme weather that came through our city and state. The streets were filled with ice, schools and businesses were closed, and we had about 6 inches of snow on the ground (along with some ice).
Snow days are fun! Especially the activities that go along with it: the snow sledding, playing board games, creating worlds with Play Mobile, making homemade pizza, drinking hot chocolate, and family movie watching.
For a Real Christian Businessman, this is a time he has to set aside all of the thoughts about his job, his tasks, and his “work thinking”, and be devoted fully to his family so that he can show them how important they are.
It is very tempting to want to work, push the family aside, and feel like other things are more important than being with the family is during these types of days.
But there is a time for everything, and during snow days it is NOT the time to be worrying about work!
I failed in this area last week, but fortunately for me, it was only at the beginning of the snow day time that I failed. I was able to recover and reset my priorities the rest of the time so that my family ended up seeing a very caring and fun dad and spouse who enjoyed being with them during this special time.
I write this today to encourage you to use my mistake as an example, and to think about what you are doing when these types of “snow days” come up. Don’t fall into the trap of putting your vocation above an opportunity to make memories with your family.
They are waiting for you to spend some time with them!
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” Ecc 3:1 (NIV)
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