As you read this blog school is back in session, and schedules are busier than ever. Let’s look further into Jesus’ time management style. Hopefully, we will learn some helpful tips along the way!
Review of Part 1:
Jesus lived life at a healthy “C” level which involved character, confidence, commitment and calling. In Part 2 we will look at making good choices, cooperating with others, remaining consistent and centered.
Jesus’ choices determined the use of His time. Though He responded to needs, Jesus did not allow people to shape His plans. Do you feel you are running in circles to fulfill the demands of others in your life? Satan can use busy-ness. Jesus went off by Himself regularly. He chose to make time for refreshment and growth. Do you make this choice? How can you improve?
Jesus also demonstrated an attitude of care for others. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12). Jesus focused on people rather than tasks. Does your “to do” list mean more to you than people? Plan only ½ to ¾ of your day; keep the rest open for interruptions. Interruptions can actually be unplanned ministry.
How can we become consistent?
- Be purpose driven
- Lean on God for strength and wisdom
- Have an attitude of service
- Seek a relationship with God and others
We can consistently draw on God for daily strength and wisdom (not on cell phones or emails).
Jesus accomplished much without being “stressed out.” Think about balancing a scale. Is your life centered on the right things? Jesus emphasized character rather than accomplishments. He placed confidence in His Father’s plans and strengths.
It’s time you began living at the “C” Level!
- Confidence and Commitment
- Your Calling