Put In the Big Rocks First
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I seem to have misplaced something. Can anyone tell me where January went, and how to get it back? 😉

My lost month reminds me of a story you may have heard…

A Philosophy professor picked up a large, empty jar and filled it with rocks. Then he asked his students if the jar was full. “Yes,” they answered.
Then he picked up a bag of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly and the pebbles settled into the open areas between the rocks. Again he asked his students if the jar was full. Again, they answered yes.
The professor picked up a container of sand and poured it into the jar. The sand filled the remaining spaces.

What was the point?”
The jar represents your life. The rocks are the truly important things: your relationship with the Lord, family, friends, and health. The pebbles are the other things that matter, such as your job or your home. The sand is everything else. If you put the sand in the jar first, there’s no room for all of the rocks and pebbles.
The same goes for our lives. If we spend all our time and energy on the small stuff, we’ll never have room for the things that are truly important.

One month down, eleven to go. Be sure to put in the big rocks first!

How are you ensuring that the important things in life are “put in” first?

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  1. Love that story ! first time ive ever hear it. some thing to think about .

    Comment by Theresa — February 3, 2012

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