Time management

 
In learning about Jesus’ method of managing priorities we learn that time only means something to us in light of the fact that we have a job that only we can do. In this case, it was to raise Lazarus. For Jesus was the only one who could do it. Jesus had two basic time management principles.

Never let primary things wait on secondary things: Timing is so important Primary things are primary because of our purpose. Imagine doing only the things that you alone can do. These would all be primary things. A specialist, not a generalist.

Multiply yourself through others: Delegation Anything that can be done by someone else should be. Moses demonstrated that in his lesson on delegation in Exodus 18.

John 11:1-44 In these verses we are given a crisis which would normally incite us to urgent action. Jesus managed this situation because it was made for Him by His heavenly Father.

John 11:9-10 There is never enough time to do everything, but always enough time to do the right things.

Time management is more about knowing your purpose and priorities than it is about cramming a bunch of stuff in one day. Becoming the specialist that God designed us to be not a generalist with a string of unsatisfying attempts at things. Organizing and executing around the priorities of your purpose, not selfishly, but because you know you were made for something and only you can play that role.

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