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“What is important is seldom urgent, a nd what is urgent is seldom important.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower. STAY. ED. FOCUS !. Prioritizing the things that really matter. Priority Statements. Joshua 24:15 Matthew 6:24 Matthew 6:33 John 6:27 Colossians 3:2. Focus.

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What is important is seldom urgent a nd what is urgent is seldom important

“What is important is seldom urgent,

and what is urgent is seldom important.”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower


Prioritizing the things that really matter

  • STAY

ED

  • FOCUS !

Prioritizing the things that really matter


Priority statements

Priority Statements

Joshua 24:15

Matthew 6:24

Matthew 6:33

John 6:27

Colossians 3:2


Focus

Focus

  • (noun) directed and concentrated attention or effort (Webster’s Dictionary)

  • All “the things on earth” (whether good, bad, or neutral) are subordinate to “the things above”


A focused christian

A focused Christian

  • Makes a deliberate decision to serve God (Joshua 24:14-15)

  • Makes time to pray (Mark 1:35)

  • Listens to God’s word even when other things need doing (Luke 10:38-42)


A focused christian1

A focused Christian

  • Does not compromise his convictions (Daniel 1:8)

  • Does not let Satan have a foot in the door (Matthew 16:23)

  • Presses through difficulties (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)


A focused christian2

A focused Christian

  • A focused Christian lets nothing distract him from “the things above”

    • “…Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42)


A focused christian3

A focused Christian

  • Am I focused when engaged in other responsibilities (work, school, family, etc.)…

    • Do I use these opportunities to serve the Lord?

    • Do I still have time and energy left for the Lord?

  • Even when engaged in “non-religious” activities our hearts must be set on the things above


A focused christian4

A focused Christian

  • Has focused purpose(“I will serve God”)

  • Has focused motivation(“Nothing will stop me from serving God”)

  • Has focused action(“I will do everything I can to serve God”)


Focus is necessary

Focus is necessary

  • No matter how we prioritize, God will always be the most important thing

    • Luke 9:24-25

    • Luke 12:16-21


Focus is necessary1

Focus is necessary

  • Without focus we will not bear fruit and mature

    • Distractions can choke out zeal (Luke 8:14)

    • A mind set on earthly things is anxious and worried (Matthew 6:31-33)


Focus is necessary2

Focus is necessary

  • We must be ready for Jesus’ return

    • Be alert and sober (1 Thessalonians 5:4-6)

    • Distractions can numb us to the reality of Jesus’ return (Luke 21:34-36)


Stay focused

Stay focused!

  • Develop godly habits to help you grow

  • Assemble and worship regularly

  • Be involved with your brethren

  • Cut out distractions

  • Repent and Refocus


What is important is seldom urgent a nd what is urgent is seldom important

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

- Colossians 3:2


Prioritizing the things that really matter1

STAY

ED

FOCUS !

Prioritizing the things that really matter


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