“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
Here is the point of beginning for a fresh start in life: Praise be to God!
Just think of all of the riches you have in Christ; a new life, a living hope and a better way. What else could anybody ask for? Any reasonable person who honestly thinks about it would likely conclude that this is about as good as life can be…
But… we all have our problems, our challenges, our past and distractions galore. We all have plenty of times when we need to give our attention to the urgent, rather than to give attention to that which is truly important. Of course in management, this is considered a great time waster! We deal with the things that come up and demand attention, and as a result we have little time or energy left to deal with matters that are important for more than a few minutes or hours… and we suffer in the long run.
What is really important in life is our relationship with Christ; we need to develop the ability to separate that from the chaos of the day so that we can keep it in focus. Of course, this will also make dealing with all of the other things a lot easier.
In 2012, let’s stay focused on the important rather than things which seem urgent, but not really as crucial as they seem at first: Everything will turn out better if we do!