Biblical Principles on Time Management

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Biblical Principles on Time Management: Prayer and Planning

The first step to manage your time efficiently is to spend time with God. God is the source of power and wisdom. Without Him, we can do nothing.

Prayer is never a waste of time. It is the best use of time, unless you use it as an excuse to act on what God wants you to.

You cannot really know how to redeem your time, without seeking God’s guidance.

We must always seek to know God's will for us and do it.

Matthew 6:33-But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Seek God’s guidance in prayer and plan your time to the best of your ability. Without God’s help you cannot plan effectively.

Our plans must be centered around God's purpose for us.

Set your action steps, the timelines and then strive to achieve your goals. Leave the results to God.

A good plan will be based on the costs, priorities and the results. 

Luke 14:28-For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]?

Biblical Principles on Time Manganagement: Seizing Unexpected Opportunities

It is important to note that opportunities come unexpected. We may see someone in need of our time, though we did not plan for it. In such cases, we must seek the help of the Holy Spirit and amend our plans to fulfill God’s will for you at that time.

It takes wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit to seize every opportunity that God places in our path.

We cannot neglect the fruits of the Spirit such as kindness and goodness when it is most needed, in order to stick to our plan.

Ephesians 5:15-17-See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Psalms 90:12-So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.

Colossians 4:5-Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Ecclesiastes 3:8-A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Psalms 39:4-5-LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it [is; that] I may know how frail I [am].

John 9:4-I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Matthew 25:1-46-Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Biblical Principles on Time Manganagement: Giving Control to God

We must pray and plan our days wisely, with the help of God. However, we should not hold them too tight, because, God can change it or break it at any time, for our good.

Things won’t always go as per our plan and desires. That doesn’t mean that we did a mistake or God did not show us his plan clearly.

God can use our failures, our problems and our seemingly wasted time for our good.

We must submit everything to God and leave it there. God is not restrained by time. To Him, thousand years are like a day. So, we cannot measure the usefulness of time based on what we see alone.

We must pray, plan and execute, while allowing God to decide the results. God’s plans and thoughts are higher than ours. Our understanding is limited. God knows what He is doing and He doesn't make any mistakes, not even once.

Proverbs 16:9-A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Psalms 31:14-15-But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my God.

2 Peter 3:8-14-But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


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