"Then he said, 'Jesus, remember me when you come
into your kingdom.' Jesus answered him, 'Truly I tell
you, today you will be with me in paradise'" - Luke 23:42-43.
In these verses, Luke described what Jesus did in the last minutes before He died. Jesus was hanging on a cross, suffering one of the most agonizing deaths man has ever devised against his fellow man. When the thief hanging next to Jesus made his petition, Jesus could have said, "Excuse me, I'm a little busy dying right now." Instead Jesus granted the man's petition and then proceeded to yield His spirit to the Father, staying true to His mission, purpose and priorities up to the very end. Leaders train themselves to keep the main thing the main thing and to focus on their priorities with the limited time resources available to them.
LEADERSHIP STEP: In W10D6, you are directed to write out a to-do list and make an effort to prioritize that list. How did it go? Today's Step is to do the same but to do it for all of the next week. Write out a plan of what you would like or hope to do for each day next week. Then establish the order in which you will do those things. That is how you prioritize your time, putting more important things ahead of other possible activities and following the plan as best you can.