Key Verse: Verse 1 - “But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.”
Key Words: not come again to you in heaviness
Paul had a goal and his goal was to make Jesus Christ the focus of his life. Oftentimes we become distracted by the trivial things of life.
I tell them around me on occasion to prioritize their lives into three areas:
· those things that are necessary,
· those things that are needy, and
· those things that are nice.
Have goals and focus on Jesus Christ as your Number One Goal.
May, the U.S. Director of Wycliffe Bible Translators, once wrote a paper
entitled, “Fly the Airplane,” in which he described his early training as a
pilot and his instructor’s word regarding the procedures to follow in case of
an emergency. There were a series of
steps to take regarding the throttle, the flaps, the engines, etc., and he
said, “Between each of them write on the card, ‘Fly the Airplane.’ Don’t become so involved in handling the
emergency that you fail to continue flying the airplane.” He pointed out that some years ago a
commercial airliner crashed in the swamps of