Priorities (1)

I surveyed all that my hands had
done and what I had toiled to achieve.
                —Ecclesiastes 2:11

John Broadus had a major flaw: he couldn’t say “No.”

A gifted speaker, John was inundated with invitations, to which he always said “Yes.” His fame grew. He was on a roll.

One day a baby girl joined the Broadus family. Eighteen months later a baby brother arrived to keep her company.

Even so, John was away from home more frequently and for longer periods of time.

But give him this; he finally sensed the loneliness of his wife, perceived his children’s need for him, and came across a verse that knifed deep into his soul …

Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest (Deut. 12:13).

John Broadus revamped his priorities; learned to say “Yes” to the most important things and “No” to less important things.

The dog that follows everybody
isn’t much good to anybody.

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