My mother is selling her vacation home in Palm Desert. It isn’t used often, and the maintenance is becoming a burden. Over the years, she has amassed a lot of treasures in that home; now she needs to downsize and let go of many of them. As she was struggling over deciding what to keep, she realized, “If everything is a treasure, nothing is.”
That same principle can be applied to our efforts at work. If everything is important, nothing is. Maggie Fox, founder and CEO of Social Media Group, recently tweeted, “If you have more than three priorities, you have no priorities.” While I am not sure that three is the magic number, I have learned that by clearly focusing on fewer goals, we have a better chance for success.
We live in a world that is rapidly changing, with new opportunities around every bend. How does your ministry focus on the opportunities that can have the most kingdom impact?