Have you met the lady who is just as sweet as can be, wanting to help the world yet racing from here to there without aim or direction controlled by impulse and activities demanding her attention? She is controlled by the tyranny of the urgent and at the end of each day she still feels behind and discouraged that she didn't do anything related to why she really exists. Do you know her? Maybe you are her?
It is said about the Enemy that if he can't discourage us, He'll distract us. Distraction can come from even good things and in fact it's often the good things that distract us from the best things.
“You will never know what a distraction is until you know what your goal and purpose are. You must enunciate what your final goal is. It is imperative that somehow, before God, you take that time to write out on a blank sheet of paper why you exist. How wonderful it would be to clearly write out what the purpose of your life is really about and in light of that determine what will refresh and rejuvenate you as you pursue that purpose.” Ravi Zacharias
Tyranny of the urgent (doing whatever comes up because it's urgent) robs our family and ministry of effectiveness and efficiency. That's why it's so important to have Christ on the throne and clearly know your calling and long term goals broken down into short term goals. (Things we are supposed to steward, our behavior and gifts, not things we can't control like other people’s decisions). Then we are able to make decisions not based on impulse but by faith of what the Lord has called us to. Then we are able to say no to good things because though something may seem good, it is actually squishing out the best. Our calling and goals help us discern the good from best.
And then when you know where you're going you are able to get more organized on how to get there. You're able to objectively look at your time and resources and determine if they are being used as tools working toward your end goal or against it.
And then there are other circumstances in life, that just have to exist. But the more organized you are, the less time and energy it will take away from your main goal.
Many of the resources below will help you manage the whirlwind of life helping you to be more organized and effective in your daily life and thereby making you more effective in what the Lord has called you to.
Organizing & Systems
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