Hi Keeping Alert, daffodyllady, Ann, etc.
I would just like to point out a couple of things.
First of all, we have to remember that Jesus came to earth as God in the flesh.
Mary knew that Jesus would be the son of God, from before Jesus had even been conceived in Mary's womb.
King James Version (KJV)
30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
So, Jesus was not at all disrespectful to Mary, because Mary knew all along that Jesus was the Son of God, and that He would be her Saviour.
See Luke 1 here:http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1&version=KJV
So, when Mary asked Jesus to do a miracle, she knew she was speaking with God.
Because mothers do not typically ask their children to do miracles.
So, Jesus was not at all disrespectful to Mary, when He called her woman, because He was, at that point, speaking to her as God.
So, we cannot compare ourselves with Jesus in that respect.
Now, when it comes to taking care of our family, under normal circumstances that would be a priority.
However, if one is REALLY being called by God, then they should be willing to drop everything and follow Him.
Remember the faith of Abraham, who was willing to sacrifice his own son?
Even though this did not make sense to him, at the time, he, nevertheless, trusted God.
So the question then, that we have to ask ourselves is this:
Is God REALLY calling us, to do something?
Or, is the deceiver deceiving us, by making us feel guilty about doing things that are good and natural to do, like protecting our children?
So, if we are not sure that we are being SPECIFICALLY CALLED BY GOD to do something, then we should stick to our responsibilities and do what we know is right.