The Tyranny of the Urgent
Updated: Dec 4, 2019
We are very busy people. It is of utmost importance that we learn time management—that we live a structured and disciplined life to accomplish all that the Holy Spirit has called and anointed us to do. We must resist the urgent and set priorities to live by. I just read an article on the tyranny of the urgent. The background of this thought is that we don’t seem to have enough time to do all we need to do in our work day. It has been often said, “I wish there were thirty hours in the day!” However, more hours in the day is not the answer. The answer is time management and setting priorities. You must not live by what seems to be the urgent demands of the day, but instead live by the priorities set by your important tasks. For example, my morning communion life with the Holy Spirit in the Word of God is important. It is my priority. No phone call that wants an urgent meeting will divert me from this priority. In my early years as pastor, my children and my wife were my priorities. I set a date night with my wife once a week and a fun night with my children once a week. No demand by a church member for a meeting took me away from my family priorities. Determine your priorities. Assign your important tasks—the tasks you will not let anything steal you away from. Determine that the urgent will not distract you. And enjoy the fruit of living a disciplined life!
I love all of you,
NRP Senior Overseer
NOTE: The Tyranny of the Urgent would be a great message to encourage your people to honor the Sabbath and to be committed to the vision of the house.