We’re in no hurry, God. We’re content to linger in the path sign-posted with your decisions. Who you are and what you’ve done are all we’ll ever want. —Isaiah 26:8 MSG

Most of us are wasting first-class energy on second-class causes. We don’t know the difference between what’s urgent and what’s important. The urgent is rarely the most important thing. In fact, what’s most important in your life is often the easiest to set aside.

For instance, we want to spend time with God, but we set it aside for what’s urgent. We want to spend time with our families, but we set it aside for what’s urgent. The urgent often pushes the important out of the way. Yet a lot of things that seem urgent today aren’t going to matter tomorrow.

The secret to an unhurried but productive life is focus.

Is it productive to try to do fifty things that you dabble in? Probably not. What are the top five important things in your life that God has laid out for you specifically? If you know what’s most important to God and do those few things, you don’t need to worry about anything else.

Food for Thought: Spend first-class energy on the things that are truly important.