I want to share with you this statement. The choices we make regarding how to use our time and where to put our resources have an enormous impact on whether we achieve our purpose in this life. This goes for those who we choose to associate with as well.
Managing your priorities means choosing what is important among many available alternatives. It is identifying the goals and decisions that will take you to your destiny. The representative of the kingdom, known to many as the apostle Paul, expressed this critical component of prioritization for effective living when he wrote: All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
Remember this, many things in life are good, but aren't good for you and the purpose you were born for. You must determine which of them are best for you in light of your leadership calling. You are the one that will have to stand before the King and His Father God and give an account of your actions. Jesus the King made this statement while speaking to a bunch of religious individuals. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
Now focusing on your vision will protect you from trying to do everything. Your greatest challenge will not be in trying to determine what is good versus what is bad, but rather what is the best choice versus what is merely a good choice. Priority is the basis for effective decision-making. You should remember, your vision should influence the way you conduct your entire life so that you prioritize your activities and commitments in keeping with the vision. Sometimes, the choices we have to make are overwhelming, and we can feel the pressure from others to do things that are not really necessary. Now, to avoid overcommitting and to keep from becoming entangled in distracting activities you must establish a hierarchy of priorities. Jesus the Christ stayed focused on His number one priority--the Kingdom.
I Corinthians 6:12 Matthew 12:36