SETTING YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT

SETTING YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT

By Isaiah Ogunrinola: 

A few years ago at my Church’s International Youth Camp, a presentation was made to us on how to manage our time. It goes thus:

A bucket was placed on a table and then was filled with big stones. The presenter asked the congregation if the bucket was full. Everyone agreed it was.

Afterward, the presenter brought out some small pebbles of stone and then pours them into the bucket already full of stones. He shook the bucket lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the big stones. He then asked if the bucket was full. Everyone unanimously agreed.

He went further to pour into the bucket already full of big stones and pebbles with sand. He shook the bucket again and of course, the sand filled the holes in between the pebbles. He asked if the bucket was full and everyone agreed.

The presenter brought out a bucket of water and he again poured the water into the bucket full of big stones, pebbles, and sand. Of course, the water went straight into the sand. He asked everyone seated if the bucket was full and everyone again responded with the affirmative.

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