“What is most important?”
There is a gradation of importance: some things are important; others are more important; and some things are most important. And then there are a few things that are of inexpressible importance (!!!).
The problem with knowing what is important is that the answer is often a moving target.
For example, it is always of inexpressible importance that you are prepared to meet God, but if today is trash pick-up day and your trash bin is full and there is a chance you will live to fill up your waste basket before trash pick-up day next week, then, whether you are a saint or sinner, taking the trash bin to the curb is one of the most important things you could do today.
Taking the trash bin to the curb tomorrow will not be important at all, matter of fact, it will be foolish—but today—taking the trash to the curb to be picked up is one of the most important things you could do for your family for the upcoming week.
Virtually every moment of every day you are faced with these kinds of decision.
Thus, it’s very important that you not get blindly locked into your routine of what must be done. Schedules and to-do list can be very helpful, but they are not meant to be carved in stone.
Getting the third thing done on your to-do may be very important most days or weeks, but today there may something of paramount importance that comes up. Drop that important task and go running after that which is most important now.
- The ONE THING for today: The opportunity of a life time does not last a lifetime.
Matthew 4:19-22 (NKJV)
19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.