If Everything is Important, Nothing is Important


I have heard this phrase used many times. I looked around a bit, and never did find out where it originated, or who made it famous. Nonetheless, I feel as though I have been living in a state of "everything is important" mode for a few weeks now. Interestingly enough, I am no more busy than usual right now. For some reason though, I have found myself overwhelmed and frustrated. Granted, I have been away from home a great deal with the student ski trip, and the men's retreat over the last 2 weekends. But I have been busy plenty of times before!
The difference is that this time I did not take the steps necessary to prioritize what is truly going to be most important during these chaotic weeks. Some things will prioritize themselves. For instance, you will notice that blog posts have been short and sporadic, or video posts over the last 3 weeks. other things won't prioritize as easily. In church work, everything seems important. All that I do has an effect on the growth, health, and efficiency of our church, not to mention the overall growth of the Kingdom.
But God intended for me to take care of my home, my spouse, and my family. Their health is more important to my ministry than anything else... for some reason it is easy for me to forget this. What are you neglecting to prioritize, because everything is important.

2 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more with this Milo. The trouble is people prioritize their life incorrectly based on their desires and not God's will. It should be:

    1. God
    2. Family
    3. Church

    I will contend this point with anyone 'ad infinitum'. You will find pastors who switch #'s 2 & 3. You will even find those that try to put the church before everything. This should not be so. It's almost like saying without "you" the "Church" would not continue. Let's not remove God shall we. Amen.

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  2. Isn't frustrating that the simple truths are the hard ones to live out?

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