Dads tell us one of their biggest challenges is prioritizing their time as a dad.


Whether you feel like you have trouble allocating limited time, don’t feel like you have enough time each day, need more quality time or feel like you are running out of time—this post is for you.




Question: Are you able to say “no” to the lower value, off-mission stuff? If not, is it because you don’t really have a solid mission filter yet?



The secret to prioritizing your time as a dad: Get a personal mission filter.


“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” —Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)



If God prepared good works for us to do, then we each have a mission!

If you’re like me, a zillion things will conspire to get you off your mission.

So, a few years ago, I built a mission-filter, mine has four parts, and just 8 words:

1) Love God

2) Serve April (my wife)

3) Disciple Boys (I have five sons)

4) Bless Others




Every time I say “Yes” to one thing, I’m saying “No” to another. I’ve learned how to say “No” to things that are outside my mission.




If you’ve never created a mission-filter, take a m