Jennifer at Conversion Diary has an excellent post up on the core of stewardship being knowing what you've said YES to so that you can know what to say NO to. I recommend you read the whole thing. Implicit in it is the recognition that our actions and inactions affirm certain priorities and valueless. Something comes first in each of our lives . . . and we are better off choosing what that is going to be rather than lettering circumstance and happenstance set it for us.