Happy Monday. What is important to you today?
You may know that I just had a “BIG” birthday.
It was special. My Sunday school class gave me a party at a tea room, called “Chocolate Angel.” (yum)
My family treated me special.
Birthdays are fun from childhood on. The gifts, candles, just being the center of attention for a day.
As the years add up, things do change and what was once important begins to fade. Perhaps that’s because we gain a little wisdom.
It reminds me of a story I heard years ago.
He asked, “Is it full?”
The answer, “yes.”
He proceeded to pour some gravel in and let it settle around the rocks.
“Now is it full?” he asked.
“Well, maybe not,” the answer came.
Then he took some fine sand and poured it in. It filled in around the other contents.
“Is it full now?” he asked.
As no one ventured to guess, he then poured in water to the brim.
He emphasized, “Now is it full?…But you must remember, the big rocks must go in first or they won’t fit.” That’s the point.
What are the big rocks in life?
1. Time with family?
2. Time with God?
3. Time for your dreams?
4. Time for your neighbor?
Jesus put it this way in Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (emphasis mine)
I’m sorry to say, it took years for me to learn this lesson.
Figure out today what really are the big rocks in life.
Then, put them in first.