Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Large Stones In My Life

Thinking of what Pastor Tan shared in service over last weekend...

He told a story of this professor who gave his class a lecture on time management. The lecturer took a large glass jar and began filling it with LARGE STONES. Once the stones reached the brim of the jar, he asked the students, "Is the jar filled?" Of course, they replied that it was. Then the lecturer took out a bag of stones and poured some SMALL STONES into the jar, shaking it and causing the stones to wriggle their way through the jar into the cracks between the stones. Once again the lecturer asked if the jar was full. The students, now wiser, of course replied "No." And so the lecturer repeated the feat, the third time using SAND and the last time using WATER.

The moral of the story?

One student answered (I laughed at this one!!!): No matter how busy you may think you are, you can always squeeze more things in!

But the right answer: If you don't place the LARGE STONES in your life FIRST, you'll never get them in at all.

Food for thought: What are the large stones (i.e. important, critical, cannot-do-without things) in your life?

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