Faith. Family. Career.

How many times have I heard or read these priorities: Faith first, family second, career third.  Put it in this order and you are good.

I have been thinking a lot lately about working and my family and my faith and God is starting to show me how to think differently about working than I have in the past.

For most of my adult life I was a homemaker.  Which essentially meant my job was my family and my faith.  Everything I did was either focused around my family or my church.  Practicing the right priorities in that lifestyle meant that I was allowed to say no to church volunteer opportunities that might take me out of the house too much but could always get away for a spiritual retreat or whatever activity I felt would edify my faith.  Most of the time though my family and my faith were so closely integrated that I rarely gave much thought to these priorities.

Then I went back to work.

What is the relationship between faith, family and career?  I can put the first 2 together but that career tab seems to want to stand on its own.  How is it related?

3 years into working I am slowly beginning to understand that it is.