The ONE THING for today

The Things That Must be Done.

  • Acts 18:20-21 (NKJV) When they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he did not consent, but took leave of them, saying, “I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, God willing.” And he sailed from Ephesus.

Aren’t you glad God so designed us that we do not have to remember to breath? Wouldn’t life be a lot different if you had to consciously think to blink or to duck when the wind carried something flying into your face? Thankfully there are just some things “hard-wired” into us so that we don’t have to think to do them.

That’s one part of the equation. However, on the other end of the equation there are some things that you must intentionally do if they are to happen. In other words, every day there is something you must do—that is if you are going to truly live the life you were intended to live.

Yesterday I challenged you to not be distracted by lesser people trying to get you to do lesser things (see link below). But do you know who your worst enemy is? You guessed it: You.

Thankfully our Creator “hard-wired” certain systems and reflexes into us so we don’t have to think about them to survive. However, He did not make us robots or machines; we are living beings with the power to make choices. It’s the choices we make that make the difference.

Everyday there are things that you must do and there are things you’d like to do; it’s those things that we’d like to do that get us. Do not allow yourself to become distracted from what you must do by the things you want to do.

The things you must do are not always the most fun choices available to you but a life-time of staying focused on achieving what must be done will produce the fruits of true success and, surprisingly, open the doors for you to do things that you want to do—things you’d never have had the opportunity to do if you had not had the maturity to stay focused on what had to be done.

So what it is that must be done today? Better get to it…times a wasting.

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