But it does go by so fast! I'm taking Becky Higgins' 12-week course, Project Real Life. The first two weeks have focused on two of the principles from Stephen Covey's best-seller, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
- Begin with the end in mind.
- Put first things first.
When I think of the end in mind...I think of eternity and what impact will my life have on eternity. I think about the kind of legacy I leave my children and grandchildren. When I reflect on this...my priorities come clear.
And while they may become clear, keeping our priorities in check, i.e., putting first things first, is a daily challenge. So many distractions compete for my attention. And sometimes the tyranny of what is urgent can be disguised as what is most important. Often it is not.
I think of Christ's advice in the promise of Matthew 6:33,