Fresh Hope – Day 39

A concert pianist was asked the secret of her success. The answer was simple; planned neglect.

 

When asked to explain what she meant, she said, “I plan to neglect to do everything that is not making me the very best musician that I could be.”

 

She said, “I don’t do the things that I’m not good at; I only do the things that lead me to the goal.”

 

For many of us, as we get back into the routine of working life, we suddenly face the prospect of having so many things going on in our minds that we achieve very little because of ‘overcrowding’.

 

For those of you that have ever watched an old fashioned Circus, you will recall that the Lion Tamer came out with just a three-legged stool in his hands.

 

Have you ever asked why?

 

The answer is simple; the Lion is created to only be able to focus on one thing at a time, namely his prey, so that when he looks at the three legs on the stool, it paralyses his brain and renders him incapable of doing what he was created to do.

 

Now of course, we all have to multi task every day, but the question we have to ask ourselves is, what will you give yourself fully to this year, so that you can make a difference with the one life that you have?

 

The alternative is to run around like a busy fool, but at the end of the day achieve no lasting results.

 

What do you need to free your mind from thinking about this year, so that you can focus on making a difference and being the best at what God has called you to do?

 

Stop trying to be average at so many things, instead, focus your mind on making a difference with the one thing or few things that you are good at.

 

Ecclesiastes 10:10 ‘If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.’

 

Pastor Mark

 

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