Your energy and resources flow in the direction of your attention at any given time. To get what you really want in life, you must have a clear goal with purpose and meaning. With this in place, you should now learn to focus your time and attention on the goal. Remember that you will never fulfill your mission if it is not something you give enough attention to. 1 Timothy 4:15 (AMP), “Practice and work hard on these things; be absorbed in them [completely occupied in your ministry], so that your progress will be evident to all.”
It is time to take a stand and commit to the notion that one must be completely absorbed in their mission. It should be treated as seriously as a full-time job. A full-time position appointment would require at least 40 hours per week. A part-time job may require around 20 hours per week. What are we to say about anyone who devotes less than 10 hours per week to their mission? The cares of this life, such as food, clothing, security, and social standing, may get in the way. However, consider this: how important is it to you to find and fulfill your life’s mission?
You can’t achieve great things on the side. The commitment to take daily action was one of many factors that contributed to the rapid growth of the early church in the book of Acts. Acts 2:46-47 (ESV), says, “And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” You should not work on your core mission for less than 10 hours per week at the very least.