Time Management – Overcome the Pressure of Time and Invest It Wisely!
You Can Overcome the Pressure of Time
Time is precious; we never seem to have enough of it.
More than that, we tend to be overcome with
the pressure of time, as we continually find
our “to do” list filled with too many tasks and
not enough time to finish them.
Well, why not choose to overcome the pressure of time,
rather than let it overwhelm you?
You can manage your time and take control of your life.
“Make the most of every opportunity.”
— Colossians 4:5 NIV
Time is a Gift – Do You Use It Wisely?
Time is one of the valuable gifts God has given us. And even though we may be aware that each day is a gift, none of us know how much of it we have left to use on this earth.
We are encouraged to use our time wisely in Psalm 90 verse 12: “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”
The question is: What are you doing with your days?
Time Wasted or Time Invested?
When analyzing how we manage our time, we will most likely find that much of it is spent on “time wasters.” “Time wasters” are those things that soak up our time and distract us from accomplishing our goals.
Games, TV, Facebook, email, phone calls, and surfing the web are all common “time wasters” these days. And if you are procrastinating tackling your “to do” list, these distractions can easily take up way too much of the day.
The next thing we’ll probably notice is that a lot of our time is spent on the daily maintenance tasks of life. Not the most exciting activities to do, but yet necessary.
Keep in mind: without a vision of the future, we can easily get caught up in doing things today that lack lasting investment.
One of the most important principles, in our walk with God here on earth, is that time and activities spent for His kingdom have eternal value. Investing the time God has given us in kingdom work is not only satisfying, but will see everlasting rewards.
Time Management Tips
Managing your time gives you power. Disciplining yourself to improve this skill will reap life-long benefits.
The following time management tips will help you get started:
- Make a “to do” list of the things you need to accomplish.
- Prioritize the list and put a “P” in front of the main three to four priority items that need to be accomplished for the day.
- Focus the first part of your day accomplishing the priority items.
- Refuse to be distracted by “time wasters.” Remove distractions as much as possible in order to complete the priority items.
- Motivate yourself to complete the priority items first by considering how great you’ll feel once you have accomplished them.
- Schedule time for leisure activities and remind yourself they will be a reward to look forward to once you have completed your priority tasks.
- Ask God to help you throughout the day.
Word of warning: don’t let the seemingly endless “to do” list cloud your vision and make everything seem like a chore, especially when it comes to relationships. Time spent in relationships is a valuable investment. This is no less true when it comes to spending time with the Lord.
The truth is, we don’t have to perform for God when we spend time with Him. It should not be a chore. He wants us to be still and to know that He is God. Spending time in His presence will result in joy. Regardless of how busy our lives become, we must guard our time with Him.
Are you starting to see the light? Time is a precious gift to be valued. How we invest our lives demonstrates where our heart is and reveals what is most important to us. Overcome the pressure of time by learning to manage it and invest it wisely.
May you invest your time wisely and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
Parenting – Is It the Job of a Parent to Teach Their Children the Truth About God?
Be a Parent that Brings Blessings for Generations to Come!
greatest responsibilities on earth.
Our children are a precious gift
from God and it is our job as parents
to train them up to live productive,
healthy lives; spiritually, physically, and financially.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
— Proverbs 22:6
Is God faithful and trustworthy? What does that mean to you and your children? As parents we need to know and teach the truth about God to our children; it is our job.
If Not You, Then Who?
Oh, the times, they are busy, chaotic, and confusing! And because of this it is very important to understand that the chances of our children learning the truth about God and about Jesus Christ may not come if we don’t teach them.
We need to make it a priority to be living examples and share the vital truths with our families. There is nothing more important in our lives than salvation for the loved ones we care about and are responsible for. It is dangerous to live with the belief so many have; that they will go to heaven just because they are a good person.
The simple fact is; we are responsible for what our children learn and are taught. Even if they go to school, Sunday school, etcetera, it is our job to make sure they have been taught what they need to know and that they have been taught correctly.
“Do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”
— Deuteronomy 4:9
The Buck Stops Here
It is very easy in today’s society to “pass the buck.” We just send the kids off here and there and let someone else do all the work. There is nothing wrong with others teaching our children, but it is up to us to determine and choose who and what.
Ultimately, if our child graduates from high school and cannot read, it is our fault as a parent, it is not the fault of the school teachers or school system. If our children only know about Jesus and do not know Him personally, it is not the fault of the Sunday school teacher; it is our fault as parents.
And think about this: Parents who love their children deep enough will be concerned for their children’s welfare and will build a solid spiritual foundation for them during their childhood years. (Psalm 78:4-5)
The Bible is important and declares the truth about God; it is His Word. God our creator wants us to let His Word speak to us and our families. He wants to equip and empower us with knowledge, wisdom, and truth so that we have a firm foundation and will not be deceived.
“That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.”
— Psalm 78:7
It gets even better. God has a unique plan for each of us, including our children; a plan to prosper us and give us hope. He left us with instructions for right living so that we can please God and enjoy His promises and blessings in our lives. Parenting can be a difficult job when done right, but a job done right as a parent brings many blessings for generations to come!
May you as a parent, teach your children the truth about God and His Word, so that your family through many generations may enjoy His abundant growing prosperity!
God bless you –
Have a Great Day Affirmation – Free Christian Meditation Download
Anticipate a Great Day Every Day!
Can simply changing the way you spend the first minutes of each day dramatically improve your chances to have a great day every day? Yes, you’ll almost guarantee it. Get inspired to make the most of the precious gift called ‘today!’
“In the beginning God created the heaven and earth and today is the day that the Lord has made. No other day just like it was ever made. This is it! I will rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you, Lord, for being with me this day. It’s going to be a great day!”
(References: Genesis 1:1, Psalm 118:24, Psalm 139:18)
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Anticipate a Great Day Every Day Download
God bless you always,
P.S. For additional resources to help have a great day, you may also want to check out the following article: Inspiration – How to Almost Guarantee Yourself a Great Day Every Day!
The Gift of Worship – Video
This video is a helpful self-examination of where our heart is at in worship. Do we lay our burdens down at the cross and fix our heart on Jesus and give Him praise?
(Or do we simply sing-a-long and rehearse all our problems in our head and keep the focus on ourselves the whole time we should be giving praise to God Almighty!)
“The hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
— Jesus Christ (John 4:23-24)
God doesn’t just want you to show up and go through the motions of worship –
God wants your heart!
May we all worship God in Spirit and in truth!
God bless you,
P.S. The music/song in the video can be found on amazon and is by Jeremy Riddle
Pastor Appreciation Love and Honor – Video
Have You Shown Your Pastor Appreciation Lately?
“Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctorine.”
– 1 Timothy 5:17
God has blessed us with pastors to feed us with knowledge and understanding. (Jeremiah 3:15) They are a gift from God. (Ephesians 4:11)
To our pastors: Pastor we love you and honor you and call you blessed!
Guardian Warrior Angel – Servant of GOD
For over a year now I’ve had this image in my head of an angel. My intention was to draw it or attempt to learn how to paint it.
I wish I had more time to work on the details, but it is primarily what I imagined.
I used Zazzle to put the image on a variety of items such as posters, mugs, cards, mousepads, and t-shirts, etc. that might be of interest to others personally and/or for gift giving.
For those interested, they are available for purchase at: Zazzle.com/BreezeSeven
The art on the Zazzle items includes the text as shown in the image.
Along the bottom is Psalm 91:11:
“For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”
My original intention was to have this image produced (with no text) on large multi-panel gallery wrapped canvas to portray a powerful supernatural presence effect. I actually ordered a small run, but not sure if that is going to work out as desired … we’ll see … either way it was a fun project…
Have a great day!