[T]o each one of us grace has
been given as Christ apportioned it.
“Do you have anything to do that’s more important?” he asked me. As a matter of fact, I did.
He was insisting that I drop what I was doing and follow his agenda. He was good at running other’s lives; thought he knew better than they how they should spend their time and talent.
God has already mapped that for each of us; has work that he “prepared in advance for us to do” (Eph 2:10).
Find your gift and your passion, and immerse yourself in it (Eccl 9:10). Sometimes you have to reject the path someone wants you to take in order to travel the one you’ve prayerfully chosen.
Time and energy are limited. Success depends, in part, on deciding what to do by deciding what not to do.
Time isn’t in your control,
but your use of it is.