I recently received this birthday greeting on Facebook from my friend Christian Schwarz:

“Happy birthday! Let this year become your most focused ever, full of courage for intentional neglect to get even more powerful & empowering than before.”  It felt like a word from the Lord.

Christian often talks about the importance of “intentional neglect.” The not-do list is just as important as the to-do list. When you’re prioritizing, get clarity in terms of what God is truly calling and asking you to do. That requires the courage to also identify those things you’re not called to do—even when they’re good things.

Try this today:  Write down three things you will neglect in the future with a clear conscience.