Time Management

Hello FAM!

Time, they say is money and as Christians, we are not to manage our time the same way the world manages theirs.

We must make sure that we seek God in everything that we do.
We are to organize our time and plan wisely for the future.

God’s Word advises us to use our time wisely because He knows that there are many things in life that can distract us from what truly matters.
Do not waste your time so that you do not look back with regret – you don’t know what tomorrow holds!

Start at the Top; plan:
You definitely can’t do everything, right? But you can do the most important things.
Set aside some time to plan your daily schedule.
A clear plan allows you to make good use of available time and resources.
Proverbs 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

Prioritize; Be organized:
Once you have your plan in place, it is essential that you stick to it! In order to guide against forgetting the basic or primary schedules, appointments or things to do per time, you need adequate planning and this is easily achievable using a phone calendar or day planner.
You need something to help you keep a detailed schedule of all of your assignments, appointments and responsibilities—as well as an up-to-date list of important phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
A phone calendar or day planner will help keep you from double-booking; it will also help keep you from losing assignments and important phone numbers.
Colossians 4:5 “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”

Be Nice to Yourself:
With all the things you have to do, it’s easy to forget about taking care of your body. Don’t let that happen!
To utilize your day maximally, it is vital that your mind and body get enough rest. Get a good eight hours of sleep to rejuvenate yourself.
When you’re healthy and well rested, you feel better and you usually end up making the best use of the time you have.
Ephesians 5:15-17 “So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise, making the best use of your time because the times are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

Assert yourself:
Being firm and saying no is very important. Respect your time as well as that of others. Every day is the hiding place for small spaces of time.
Search them out and put them to work.

Do not take up more than what you can handle. It just slows you down.
Matthew 5:37 “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.”
Time is perhaps the one most valuable thing that has been gifted equally to every human being.
Make sure you invest in time wisely, so you have no regrets and live a fruitful life.

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