A Single Focus Brings Powerful Results

Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

─ Psalm 90:12 ESV

One of the easiest ways you can put the balance back in your life is by deliberately choosing how to use your time. It’s just one of five principles to focus on to help you grow your relationship with Christ, and in turn build and strengthen your family life.

John Maxwell said, “You have to give up to go up.” If there are three things that you really want to accomplish and you put them on your list, there will be twenty other things that somehow find their way to your list. There’s a simple but profound solution. Start with just one thing. You will have to decide what is most important and then do that one thing every day.

The Bible tells us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). The Bible also shares how a single focus on one thing can lead to powerful results. Paul says in Philippians 3:13, “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead …”

Really focusing on that one thing that is most important—whatever it is for you—can save you time and a lot of disappointment.

Today’s One Thing

Set aside fifteen minutes today to identify your top three priorities in your life right now. Where do you want to invest your time? Perhaps there are some practical “to dos” that go on that list, but also consider your relationships. Ask the Lord, not just what you should invest your time in, but also who.


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