1 Peter 1:13 reminds us to, “gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” The story is told about a professor who walked into a room and took a glass jar and placed in it several large rocks filling the jar to the top with those rocks, he then asked his class if the jar was full . . . to which they replied yes. Next, he took some pebbles and put them into the jar, with the rock as filled the jar to the brim, and then asked the class if the jar was full . . . to which the class responded again yes! With that he took some fine sand and poured it over the rocks and pebbles up to the top of the jar, and asked the class if the jar was full . . . this time the class was not sure, so they hesitated and finally said it looks like it. With that he took a pitcher of water and poured it over the sand, pebbles, and the larger rocks . . . with that he asked what do we learn from this? The class responded, “We are never to busy to do more?” The professor said, “good thought, but in reality this reminds us that in order to get things done, we need to start with the big things first!” Self-discipline is not easy for us to exact, but living an orderly life enables us to accomplish so much more. In order to do that, we must “gird up our minds” (control our thinking) and move forward with the things we need to do each day. What tasks have you been putting off, that need to be done? Organize our time in a way to accomplish more.