The first step to managing 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 will not know how to redeem your time as God intends, without seeking His guidance.
We must always seek to know God's will for us and do it.
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 centred around God's purpose for us.
Set your action steps, the timelines and then strive to achieve your goals, with God at the centre. Leave the results to God.
A good plan will be based on the costs, priorities and results.
It is important to note that sometimes opportunities come unexpectedly. We may see someone in need of our time, though it is not in our plan. In such cases, we must seek the help of the Holy Spirit and amend our plans to fulfil God’s will for us for that point in time.
It takes wisdom and the 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, just to stick to our plan.
We must pray and plan our days wisely, with the help of God. However, we should not hold our plans too tight, because, God can change them or break them 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.
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