"Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ . . ." - Ephesians 4:15
I've been wrestling a lot lately with what is important in life. In my life I suppose I should say. God has called me to a few very specific things but I'm a very ambitious person with lots of hobbies and it's easy for me to get distracted. There is only one cure for my distraction.
Time with the Lord. So that I become more like the Lord. So my desires become more like His desires and the non-important fades away.
We are called to specific things in the Lord. I cannot be everything, I am called to my role, but it's only when I grow up into Christ that I become like him and begin to have my priorities right. I've been begging the Lord to bring me to Him so that I can remember what matters.
What's hard about it? A new baby. Two children under a year and half is hard work. Trying on my sleep patterns, which means trying on my waking times. Which unfortunately I allow to affect my quiet times. It's difficult to be as intentional as I need to be to have time with the Lord.
But think of all the people you are most like. Your parents, and perhaps your spouse, your best friends, etc... You're most like them because you spend the most time with them, you become like one another the more time you spend together. I know I will be more Christ like the more time I spend in His presence. It just takes being intentional. Ah... I'll keep you posted.