The twelve apostles called the whole group of followers together and said, “We should not give up preaching God’s message in order to serve at tables. My friends, choose seven men who are respected and wise and filled with God’s Spirit. We will put them in charge of these things. We can spend our time praying and serving God by preaching.” …God’s message spread, and many more people in Jerusalem became followers. Acts 6:2-4,7a (CEV)
The twelve apostles knew it was important to take care of others, but that was not the most important thing for them to do. They were able to find others better suited to coordinate care for others while they kept to their primary purpose of praying and preaching.
When God created us, He made each of us for a purpose. We can easily get distracted with other things that are important. There are certain things we need to do, but other actions could take our focus off the purpose God created us for. Once we know what our purpose is, we need to do what it takes to keep working toward fulfilling our purpose.
Do you know your purpose? Spend time asking God about your purpose. Examine your life and determine if anything in your life is getting in the way of you fulfilling your purpose. Next, take steps to remove those things.