So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.–Psalm 90:12
In one of his books, Stuart Briscoe spoke of the many demands he faced as a busy pastor. There wasn’t time for a fraction of the things expected by others, and many items on his “to do” list were left undone. “Each morning I woke up feeling like the cowboy who rode up to a saloon, hitched his horse to the rail, started to pull a bag of oats over the horse’s head, and heard the town drunk standing nearby say, ‘Any fool can see you’ll never fit that horse in that bag!'”
We can’t possibly fit all the demands of life into the hours of each day. So we must live by priority, by commitment, by putting first things first, and seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). Every moment of every day should be lived on God’s agenda with a commitment to Jesus as Lord of our pursuits and priorities. No servant can serve two masters. In a world filled with distractions, we’re called to serve the only One worthy of our praise and to let His agenda control our days.(Turning Point)
Majoring on minors may mean making major mistakes.