Christians as Good time Managers. One of the irreversible in life is time. Time delivers to us whatever we want her to. The clock ticks regardless of what may be happening. Ours is to make hay while the sun shines. Time waits for no one.
This study treats the need for us to develop judicious time management skills at a time like this.
In John 9:4, Jesus said, I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. Our Lord was mindful of time while on the earth. He understood that he had to complete the work of redemption and salvation within the time-frame given by His Father in heaven. That was why He succeeded, and before giving up the ghost on the cross, He said, It is finished. If our Lord and Savior was conscious of time while on earth, why won’t we, as little Christs? We have to work out our breakthroughs while it is day (that is, when the opportunity to do so is still there). Make use of every opportunity that comes your way any time; don’t procrastinate.
In the latter part of John 9:4, Jesus said, the night cometh, when no man can work. What this means is that the privilege is no longer there.There is time for everything under sun, and it is better to swing into action when you are still youthful. As soon as time eludes you, you won’t be able to much in life.
Don’t spend much time sleeping. This is because a little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber (Proverbs 6:10-11). Wake up and act fast.
A good time – manager possesses the following skills:
- Prioritizing: You must have an order of preference, and what is the most important should be what is gone for.
- Delegation: Delegate responsibilities with aides or associates as often as possible. This frees up your time to do many rewarding things.
- Decision – Making: Don’t procrastinate; always take the bull by the horn very promptly.
- Goal- Setting: What you want to achieve either on a short- term or long – term basis must be clearly spelled out in a realistic manner.
- Strategic – Thinking: After setting goals, take a step further to think deeply about how the goals can be actualized fantastically.
- Multi-Tasking: Get used to achieving many goals concurrently within a very short time.
- Problem – Solving: You must know how to solve every current or imminent problem that may jeopardize your effort to achieve your goals.
- Scheduling: Be a good planner. Manage requests, assignments, and so on adequately.
- Appointment Management
- Record – Keeping
If you don’t have these skills now as a Christian, please develop them. God bless you all.