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Striving For Excellence in Ministry D7- Better Time Management Tips

Special Teaching by Minister Ginger London

Special Teaching by Minister Ginger London

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better time management need not be elusive and can be as easy as following a few simple and basic steps.  What you won’t find here is rocket science but techniques that you can apply and begin seeing results from.

You can start by evaluating what you currently do.  If you’re not already writing down your time management goals for the day, then there’s mistake number one right there.  Writing down your plans gives you a clear purpose and objective to achieve. “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it”~ Habbakkuk 2:2.  If you don’t write them down it’s easy to lose track of the tasks you need to accomplish for the day getting you behind schedule.  The act of writing your goals and putting pen to paper also makes it real and gives you a greater sense of accountability than if it were just an idea alone.

Keeping a clear and detailed journal or diary chronicling your progress will give you tangible evidence of what works and what doesn’t creating a continuing basis to improve upon.  Since no system or method is flawless in itself, the maintenance of a journal allows you to re-evaluate your strategy until it’s perfect, or near enough.  So it’s important to write it down.

Don’t rush. Trying to cram in as much as possible during a limited window of opportunity doesn’t get things done, in fact it tends to have the complete reverse effect. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  So, never try to rush through your tasks to completion throughout the day.  This kind of strategy can backfire and leave you having to back-peddle and fix things you may have neglected by cutting corners.

A great way to get the most from your time is to trim your day of unnecessary steps.  It’s incredible just how much time is wasted with unnecessary processes.  If you want to achieve better time management you will need to eliminate any steps that are not critical to the completion of a task.  These extra steps often add time to the clock and hinder your ability to be effective and efficient. So, if there are any steps that undermine your potential to achieve better time management, those steps have to go!

Avoid any temptation to overwork yourself.  The fact remains that when you work for too long or too hard, all you really end up doing is overexerting yourself making you more unproductive.  Taking a little rest break or day off now and then will lead to better results in the long-term.  You need to recharge your batteries to stay at the top of your game and there’s nothing like coming back into a challenging situation or problem with a fresh pair of rested eyes. The first part of Psalm 37:7 (KJV) says, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. October 6, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Stopping and resting – aka walking the dogs really helps me focus. As does my to do list.

    • gingerlondon
      October 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Jacqui,

      The to do list helps me as well. Thanks for reading and posting your comment.

  2. October 6, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for offering these excellent time management tips!

    • gingerlondon
      October 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Cindy,

      Thank you for reading and sharing your comment.

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