I am in a season of life that seems to have no slow down in it. My summer was extremely busy, filled with a lot of good things. We threw in a surgery for my wife, a month-long visit by my oldest daughter and my grandson (and my son-in-law was here for a week), our awesome Vacation Bible School at church, several trips to the hospitals and rehab centers to visit ailing congregational members (all trips were long ones - our nearest suburb where everyone goes is Fort Wayne), and, oh yeah, a vacation! Then school started and my youngest daughter is in volleyball and we are out most evenings at games. We even have an all day tournament tomorrow that is 2 hours away from home.
I say that knowing that your life is probably as busy as mine, if not busier. So here's the question: What things are important and what things are urgent? I know I allow a lot of urgent things dominate my time rather than keeping the important things at the forefront. Then I complain that I don't have time for the really important things. I have to work very hard at making this distinction and then prioritizing my schedule. If I don't, the urgent becomes a tyrant.
A friend of mine once said, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." Any thoughts?