The originator of this statement is uncertain. However, I will never forget the first time I heard “the main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing.”
Take a second and give this some consideration. A couple of observations come to mind.
First, we must determine the main thing. Ultimately, we know the destination is heaven. Therefore, our leadership should make certain all the plans, programs, and projects are working together for the main thing.
Second, we must know how to maintain our focus on the main thing. It can be easy to get distracted and lose our focus. We can spend too much energy putting out “brush fires.” We lose sight of our purpose and goal. We must remember, and followers need to be reminded of, the main thing.
Be driven by it.
Determine to succeed.
Establish unity in the work.
Promote it at every opportunity.
Impossibilities disappear when we keep the main thing, the main thing.