Slaves to the Clock
Many of us are slaves to the clock. We have too little time and too many things to do. We become overwhelmed and spin our wheels and little gets accomplished. When we know God’s purpose for our life, the path becomes much clearer, priorities fall into place, and we can accomplish much more. It also becomes much easier to evaluate opportunities and say no to distractions.
Think of two people:
The first person always bites off more than he can chew. He has a great heart and says yes to everything. His focus is solely on helping people. He is always so busy that nothing gets done. He goes from one fire to another fire. I know many pastors who operate this way. It can quickly lead to burn out.
The Jedi Knight
This person is so focused on one or a few specific tasks and puts all of his energy into succeeding in those areas. He dedicates his time and energy only to tasks that work toward the end goal. I know many successful business owners that operate this way.
Who do you think will be more effective: The guy who spreads himself too thin or the guy with a concentrated effort? Someone with average ability, but with a single focus, can have an enormous impact. The firefighter may be more gifted but by scattering his energies, he pursues too many projects with limited success. Knowing your calling helps you focus and become more productive. Are you a firefighter or Jedi Knight?