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This week’s writing prompt is: ONE




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So this morning I started reading the book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary ResultsHave you read it? 



My husband has been trying to get me to read this book for about a year. He says it will help me with my business. So, I finally sat down and decided to tackle one chapter a day. Except this morning I read two.

I could immediately see why my husband thought this book would be helpful. Here are a few key quotes:

In the book, the author asks, “What’s the ONE Thing you can do this week such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?”

Tricky question, right?

He goes on to share from his experience, “Where I’d had huge success, I had narrowed my concentration to one thing, and where my success varied, my focus had too.”

This one was a kicker: “You only have so much time and energy, so when you spread yourself out, you end up spread thin. . . . You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.”

Ouch. This guy knows me.

Have you figured out what your ONE THING is in life?

I’m definitely in the “spread too thin” category myself.

But as I think about all of my commitments and responsibilities, there really is only one that matters: to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.

I think of the passage in Luke 10, when Jesus visits Martha and Mary’s home. He says, ““Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Have I chosen the one thing necessary? Or am I anxious and troubled about many things?

What about you?




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