Putting the Big Rock In First


Concept and Photo Credit: Steven Covey

By: Susan Bea Good

The “Big Rocks” concept describes a vessel filled to its limit with large and small elements, all fitting together due to the order of their entry. For the individual who desires a full and satisfying spiritual life the big rocks concept offers a visual of success.

If our lives are filled primarily with things that matter least (materialism, pride, and a struggle for power) there will never be room for more important content (other people), and certainly no place for the Most Important (our Creator). However, if we prioritize the most important Factor in first, followed by the interests of others, and pour ourselves in last, we will find the perfect fit!

Our world is full of distractions which matter least. The only way to keep life meaning-full is to make a daily effort to position the Big Rock first!

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…but seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you.”” (Matthew 6:19-21, 33/ESV)

This blogger’s purpose is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!

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