Time Management God’s Way
Are you managing your time the way that God designed it especially for you?
Everyone is given the same number of hours in the day but the way we use that time is different for each person. God has given each person a custom fit blueprint for how we should live our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 says that God knows the plans that He has for us; “…plans to prosper and not to harm us, plans to give us a hope and a future” (NIV). God wants us to use our time live a prosperous and good life that is full of hope. We can have this life if we are a child of God and we allow our heavenly Father manage our time for us according to His perfect will. How do we know his will for our lives? We need to seek Him first and know his word which will govern our lives as we yield to His Lordship.
There are many books that tell you how to manage your time but God wants to tell us how to manage our time from His perspective because he knows our future, he knows our time span and how it should be used and he also knows the agenda for each plan that was designed for our lives. The question is: are we allowing God to provide our agenda for us to fulfill those plans that He has for us. With God’s plans we will prosper and they will not harm us and with His plans we will have boundless hope for our lives. God already has plans for how we should use our time so that we can fulfill His purposes and reach our destiny in Christ Jesus.
Are you fulfilling your destiny that God created for you before the foundation of the world? Have you ever stopped and thought where is the time going, I need more time? I need time to finish my project, the one that only I can do or the ministry that God called me to do but I do not have enough time to do it. What happened to the time? One morning I woke up and I felt the urge to seize the time because I felt that it was slipping away from me. I was sad for a moment and I thought that I still have the time for today. I immediately pressed into a place of prayer with God and I began to spend time with Him, just to worship Him for who He is. After a time of worship, I spent quiet time with God; I needed Him to minister to me because I felt that I had missed it, by not doing some of the things that He called me to do. I sensed God’s presence and He began to minister to me. He reminded me that I still have time today to find out from Him what I need to do. God also reminded me not to waste time thinking about the time that I had wasted, but to use the time that I have now to do what He created me to do. God gave me Matthew 6:33 to meditate on and to use as my foundation for Time Management God’s Way. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
God wanted me to let Him manage my time by giving my time back to Him so that He can multiply it back to me so that I can invest it back into His Kingdom. God promised me that if I entrust my time to Him to do what He called me to do, then He would meet all my needs and the Holy Spirit would guide me into all truth necessary to live a successful life full of boundless hope in Christ Jesus. My hope is in Christ Jesus and I chose to apply this biblical principle of sowing and reaping in Matthew 6:33 to help manage my time.
If you are challenged to manage your time in an effective way, I ask you to consider if you are allowing God to manage your time? Are you investing your time in His Kingdom doing what He created you to do or are you managing your time doing what you choose to do without consulting the giver of time, God Himself. I hope that after you read this book that you will reevaluate how you manage your time and to see if you are seeking God’s way of living or your own way of living. Proverbs 14:12 says that there is a way which seems right to a man or woman and it appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. It can be death of a dream, a vision, or a successful and prosperous life or for some death without the promise of eternal life with Christ Jesus.
How we spend our life here on earth will qualify how we spend our life in eternity.