Stephen Covey has said that, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the win thing". I often find myself knowing what the "main thing" is, but get distracted trying to figure out how to get the "main thing" done. Soon I am caught up in the process trying to remember why I am doing what I am doing.
The challenge from The Bible to all believers is to "go and make disciples". I think we, too often, spend time and effort creating programs and theories to do that, but then we soon forget the "main thing" - making disciples - and spend all our time and effort keeping the program running that was created to make disciples.