Life Skills: How to Manage My Time / 9.23.18

Life Skills: How to Manage My Time / 9.23.18

Psalm 39:4-5 Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered – how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” Lewis

Time Management Principles

 Be Wise
Ephesians 5:15-16 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.
Luke 10:2 These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.

Delegate – “Tyranny of the Urgent”
Exodus 18:13-22 Story of Moses

Work Ethic
Proverbs 6:10-11 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.
Proverbs 26:14 As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy per-son turns over in bed.

 Be Diligent
Matthew 25 Parable of the Talents
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

 Store up treasures in heaven
Matthew 6:19-21 Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
John 6:27 But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.

How to Change:

Consider…How’s my time management?
Consider.. What things God deems valuable?
Consider… What has God called me to specifically?
Consider…How much of my time am I currently investing in these things?
Consider… What else is TAKING your time?

How to Prioritize:

#1 God: Corporate Worship & Personal Worship
#2 Spouse
#3 Children
#4 Work
#5 Ministry/Spiritual gifts
#6 “Me Time”

Reflecting on your priorities and use of time
is a good practice to engage in regularly

Hebrews 10:24-25 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together…

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