Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone! I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. During the last few decades, the word “multitasking” has become valued by the business world, not-for-profits, moms, the fast food industry, and most organizations and individuals. As you know, to multitask, a person has to perform two or more tasks simultaneously. Most of us want to multitask well because we have agreed with everyone else that if we can do more than one thing at a time, then we’ll be considered excellent employees, get more done in our homes, raise tons of money in non-profits, or put together burgers and shakes in record time. Most of us have either seen job descriptions or sent job applications that have claimed to need or excel in multitasking.
Even though we like multitasking and believe it increases our performance and productivity, research has shown it actually increases our error rate. One author goes as far to say that, “Effective multitasking is not possible. It’s an oxymoron.” All of us are swamped with information that calls for our attention. And we try hard to give it. However, because of this overload, many of us are now deficient in focusing on only one task at a time, even when it is the most important.
What if instead of putting our main focus on multiple things to accomplish, we first choose to focus on ONE THING that truly counts? In Psalm 27:4, King David says, “I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.” If our daily focus begins with asking the Lord for this ONE THING, no matter what the rest of the day holds, we can know that we’re on the right track, headed in the right direction with the One who matters most and has the most influence in our lives.
Concentrating on what is really significant will help you and me live a more meaningful life. Live the way you want to be remembered. See you next week.