A successful industrialist once addressed a large body of executives. Speaking on the topic “Following the Leader,” he revealed two difficulties most leaders face. First, leaders struggle with getting people to think—to really think. Second, leaders struggle with getting people to establish and maintain priorities. This lesson focuses on the second challenge—establishing and maintaining priorities for a meaningful ministry. What’s true in business is true in the Church and in the home. We all wrestle with doing things in order of importance. One of the reasons for this struggle is that we often don’t know what deserves our immediate attention. For ministry, our first priority is clear: prayer.
1 Timothy 2:1-4, 8