Time Management

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;  A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-10

Every aspect of our life is based upon time and  how we manage it. Even corporate america decided to get in on encouraging employees to make the most of the time given to them to reach departmental and company goals. The process is simply called: Time Management. In fact, there is even a definition: “The act or process of planning conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.”

Everyone wants to get more accomplished in the least amount of time. What are you spending most of your time doing? Before you answer this question inwardly, think about this:

Whatever controls your time, controls your life.

When something seems out of control, more than likely there is an imbalance in how you’ve managed your time. Just as managing your time to get work-related tasks completed is important for you to earn your paycheck and receive bonuses, managing your time with the Lord is just as important to earn a relationship with Him – especially for those of us who claim to have given Him complete control of our life.

Getting to know Jesus does not happen without effort. Consider the time you took and the sacrifices you made to become more acquainted with the man or woman you took interest in. We make time for everything else; but somehow, time slips away or we become “drunk and hung over” sleepy, when it’s time to get draw closer to our Savior. Spending time with the Lord is not about having the ability to quote scriptures and to appear well-versed in the word of God. It is about getting to know Someone who is just as real as that man or woman you are attracted to.

Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Faith is not a mental concept. It’s spiritual. The second “and hearing” in this scripture implies having a spiritual ear to hear the word of God.

  • Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God…
  • Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God…
  • Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God…

Faith. Comes. Through. Hearing. The. Word. of. God.

  • We cannot have faith in Someone we don’t listen to.
  • We cannot have faith in Someone we do not know.
  • We cannot have faith in Someone we do not spend time with.
  • How will you know how to resist the devil if you don’t know how to?

We cannot obtain faith without spending time to get to know Jesus.

Faith =Belief

You had faith that you would wake up this morning, and continue your daily routine. How so? Last night, you thought about what you would wear to work. You ironed your clothing, prepared dinner, maybe prepped a lunch to take to work, took your bath, and went to sleep. You had NO doubt that today would not arrive, although you had no control  over the breaths you took.

You have faith that if you work 40 hours a week, you’ll have a direct deposit for the work completed  on your job. There is NO thought that the job could go under, file bankrupt, call all employees in for a mandatory meeting to state the job is closing effective immediately and no checks will be disbursed.

These are examples of belief in tangible things and what you can see with your eye. Faith in Jesus requires belief in the things you have spoken and the actions you’ve carried out by your words, which produce evidence that Jesus is real.

2 Corinthians 4:13  (NKJV)
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,”  we also believe and therefore speak…


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