Lead Pastor Toby Cox
Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Choices, part 2 – Important Over Urgent
Luke 10:38-42 (ESV)
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus[a] entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.[b] Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
What’s the most important thing you’ve been distracted from pursuing?
Choosing The Important
1. Create artificial DEADLINES.
Ephesians 5:15-17 (ESV)
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
2. Be extremely intentional with your YESES.
Matthew 5:37 (ESV)
37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.[a]
3. What matters MOST, do FIRST!
Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.