Time Management: Doing God's Will
One of the greatest reasons people can't mobilize themselves is that
they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are
the result of many little things done in a single direction. Nido
- Time management is one of the biggest problems most men have.
- The time management problem is less a tips and techniques problem
than it is a strategic problem.
- The real issue is a clear understanding of God's
purpose for our lives, living by Biblical
priorities, and making plans which
reflect God's will for our lives.
Discerning God's Will
- Step 1: I tell God what I am going to do. "To man belong the
plans of the heart" Proverbs 16:1.
- Step 2: God responds. "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but
it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" Proverbs 19:21.
- Step 3: I beg God to let me do it anyway. "All a man's ways seem
innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord" Proverbs 16:2.
- Step 4: Finally, I humble myself and listen. "Commit to the Lord
whatever you do and your plans will succeed" Proverbs 16:3.
- Step 5: God tells me what He is going to do. "The Lord works
out everything for His own ends" Proverbs 16:4.
Efficiency Versus Effectiveness
- Efficiency is doing the job right.
- Effectiveness is doing the right job right.
- When we live as though all of life is spiritual -- which it is --
we translate the will of God into the minutiae of our lives where it
- The best time management tip of all is not to be so serious about
ourselves and the importance of our contribution to our success.
- Hard work is a virtue -- it has dignity -- when it is part of a
Things That Last
- The cardinal time management question is this: are you doing
anything with your time that has the potential to last forever?
- Often we don't share our faith with others because we fear we will
offend them and they will dislike us. The truth of the matter is that
half of the people in the world aren't going to like you anyway, so they
might as well not like you for the right reason.
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