As we go through life and work towards fulfilling God’s plan, there are certain things we’ll have to come to terms with: 1) You can’t be friends with everybody. Jesus loved everybody, but He spent most of His time with twelve people, mentoring and guiding them. And He spent extra time with Peter, James, and John, His inner circle. At the end of His earthly life, He could say, ‘I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do’ (John 17:4 NIV). 2) You can’t do everything. Because of the fast pace of our world, people tend to multi-task. But shifting from task to task can actually make us less efficient. According to researchers, we’ll get more done focusing on one task at a time rather than switching constantly from one task to another. David said, ‘One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek.’ We need to learn to focus. 3) You can’t have and know everything. It’s a myth to believe that we can know everyone, do everything we want, go everywhere we’d like to, and have everything we desire. We don’t need to know everything in life; we just need to focus on the part that God’s entrusted us with. If we find we’re too easily distracted, we need to surround ourselves with trustworthy people who are empowered to call us out on it and help us get back on track. We need to understand what we should and shouldn’t be bothered about. In order to go higher and achieve greater things, we must be willing to lay aside certain things that take our focus off God’s plan for us. Even if they’re good things (see Hebrews 12:1-3).