Healthy Habits in Time Management

Posted On February 6, 2015

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Healthy Habits Series

For the spring 2015 semester, Campus Christian Fellowship is doing a series on healthy habits according to God. This week’s topic was “Healthy Habits in Time Management.”

 

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5: 15, 16 (ESV)

 

Stewardship – Not Just a Lord of the Rings Thing

Beginning in the Garden of Eden, God has called humans to be stewards (or caretakers) of whatever we have because everything belongs to God and is merely entrusted to us temporarily. Furthermore, Jesus taught that our good stewardship brings God joy. We are responsible to use what we have – whatever resources God gives us – to help and serve others.

 

Scheduling Margin

Margin is the space between our to-do lists (load) and the time constraints (limits). In graphic design, there is “white space” and art has “negative space,” which is the space around and between the image or images that are the focal point. Similarly, we need margin around the main priorities in our schedules. Creating that space always involves saying “no” to some things, maybe even good things, that are not our priorities.

 

Have you noticed that Jesus never seemed in a hurry? Time-related urgency was absent from His life. Creating margin is one of the best ways to allow Christ-like spontaneity and “interruptibility” into our lives. Margin blunts hurry and allows us to focus on divine appointments God sends our way.

 

Questions to Consider

What are the biggest areas where you waste your time?

What activities can you delegate or eliminate?

That role, if any, does prayer have in managing your time?

 

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