Three Scriptures which you know well come to mind this morning:
1.) Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. When we fall into giving the best of our energies trying to take care of the 'everything else' part first - to take care of it ourselves, and seek God with what's left over, we will be running on empty. We may have gained the illusion of life, but we will have lost the true life that only comes from being exclusively and securely rooted in God.
2.) Do not be anxious about anything, rather, in everything, by prayer and petition, make your requests known to God. When we take responsibility upon ourselves without surrendering control to God and acknowledging His sovereignty over our situation, we forfeit not only the peace that surpasses understanding, but also 'God's incredible power that works in those who believe in Him.' This is really just a secondary application of Matthew 6:33.
3.) I am involved in a great work. Why should I stop what I doing to come and speak with you? (Nehemiah). I hope you're picking up the theme here. This is Matthew 6:33 again. The enemy wants to distract you from the work you're doing building God's house. He'll stir up opposition from among your own people and from among those who are your 'enemies'. The minute we turn our gaze to the opposition we stop working on building. We put down not only our tools, but also our swords. So now our forward progress has stopped - and we're defenseless against the enemy.
1 (seek first) is the principle.
2 (take your requests to God) is the application for success in your interior life.
3 (stay focused on the goal) is the application for success in the world of relationships and conflict in ministry.
I pray that you'll take this to heart today, this week, this month - and establish it as part of your everyday walk with God