A professor teaching on the subject of time set out a large wide-mouthed jar. Into the jar, he put a dozen fist-sized rocks. He asked, “Is this jar full?”
His class said, “Yes.”
He poured and shook in gravel, filling in the spaces between the big rocks. Next, he dumped and shook in sand between the rocks and gravel. Finally, he poured water to the jar’s brim.
Then he said, “If you don’t put the big things in first, they’ll never fit in.”
The big rocks represent our big priorities. Unless they get first place, the smaller priorities will pour in, consume our time, and leave no room for what’s most important—in the high calling of our daily work.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” -Matthew 6:33
– Howard Butt, Jr of Laity Lodge
“Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by mistakes and short-term failures.” – James Cash Penney
Don’t give up on your dream because of a mistake or temporary setback!
- Remember why you started on this journey.
- Visualize your goal.
- Take that next step.
The enemy will try to derail you with distractions. Don’t let him detain you any longer!
- Commit to make that change.
- Keep moving forward.
- Pursue the dream God has placed in your heart!
You can do ALL things through Christ, who strengthens you! Philippians 4:13