Say no to drugs. Youngsters are encouraged to learn this response. Beer commercials advise patrons to know when to say no. I've always thought that one somewhat odd in that the more one drinks the more good judgment might be impaired.
This morning I turned my daily calendar to this quote by William James, The essence of genius is to know what to overlook. This is a profound challenge. For one, we are constantly prodded by Jesus to see; notice the poor, assist the weak. It seems the man in the pulpit has a message which would cancel anything of an "overlook" nature.
But that would be the fault of the man in the pulpit. Just as it is essential to "look" for possibility one must be sharp (and strong enough) to "overlook" opportunity which is not from God but is a form of distraction from the pertinent issues.
Our world is very large. Due to technology we are in touch with more people in more places with more needs than every in history. While we diligently strive to bolster weakened mankind we will get more done when we learn to eliminate many of the schedules and appointments selfish and unthinking man demands.
Psalm 46:10 is remarkably key; Be still and know that I am God.