Urgent vs. Important


Thursday, January 26, 2017


It's a new year and the opportunities are endless! Our hearts and minds are filled with goals of everything we will finally accomplish this year; the things we will do different; and the things we will hopefully stay away from. There’s so much excitement in the newness of the year, but the reality is that as we navigate through it, we can find ourselves caught up in the busyness of life, distracted by the day to day tasks that can consume us. Slowly these hopes and dreams can begin to fade away. I wonder what your goals are for this year? Perhaps it is to spend more time with your family, be a better mom or dad, or better wife or husband. Maybe it is to get closer to God and finally get involved in His church? Maybe it is to step out in faith and pursue the dream that God has put in your heart but you've been too afraid to do? Whatever it is, my prayer is that we learn to keep our eyes on what really matters, rather than give in to the distractions of life. We should not neglect the importance of taking care of the urgent.

In Luke 10:38-42 we read that “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

I hope this year we will choose what is better and have the attitude of Mary. I pray we would understand that as we get closer to Jesus, make Him a priority in our lives, and choose to stop and sit at His feet, we will then gain the strength and wisdom needed to handle every situation life may bring our way. I believe that God desires for us to succeed, to be better, and to overcome! I also know that the only way we can achieve this, is through God’s help and guidance.

I pray that the desire of our hearts would be to be connected to Jesus. The world will try to pull us in all different directions, but if we are anchored in Jesus and in His word, we will not be moved. I believe that He will lead us and give us the grace to do all we need to do; to take care of the urgent and the important alike.

Author - 

Diana Sagot

 

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