Time Management

"Then Jesus said, 'Let's get away from the crowds for a while and rest.' There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and His apostles didn't even have time to eat" (Mark 6:31).


Jesus experienced enormous stress and pressure, yet it didn't seem to disturb His peace of mind. In spite of opposition, constant demands, and little privacy, His life reflected a calm sense of balance.

What was His secret?

1. Identification: Know who you are (John 8:12).

Eighteen times Jesus publicly defined Himself. There was no doubt in His mind as to who He was. If you are unsure of your identity, you'll allow others to pressure you into their molds. Trying to be someone you're not causes stress!

2. Dedication: Know who you want to please (John 5:30).

You can't please everyone. Even God can't! Just about the time you get "Crowd A" happy, "Crowd B" will be upset with you. Jesus never let the fear of rejection manipulate Him. No one can pressure you without your permission.

3. Organization: Set clear goals (John 8:14).

Jesus said, "I know where I came from and where I am going." Preparation prevents pressure but procrastination produces it. You work by either priorities or pressures.

4. Concentration: Focus on one thing at a time (Luke 4:42-44).

You can't chase two rabbits at the same time! Jesus knew how to handle interruptions without being distracted from His primary goal.

5. Delegation: Don't try to do everything yourself (Mark 3:14).

We get tense when we feel it all depends on us. Jesus enlisted twelve disciples. Don't allow the fear that others may not do as good a job as you, or that they may do a better job than you, to keep you from asking for help.

6. Meditation: Make a habit of prayer (Mark 1:35).

No matter how busy Jesus got, He found time to get alone to pray every day. A daily quiet time is a great stress decompression chamber. Use this time to talk to God about your pressures and problems, evaluate your priorities, and discover the rules for successful living by reading the Bible.

7. Relaxation: Take time to enjoy life (Mark 6:30-31).

Balance is the key to stress management. Work must be balanced with fun and worship.

Comments for Time Management

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May 26, 2015
Good post
by: Kenyon Bergnaum

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May 20, 2015
Good post
by: Krystina Kessler

I'm with you and completely agree., Many thanks from Costumelook.

Oct 19, 2012
Finally, the right time management model
by: Baratang

Most of the time I feel like I am drowning. I have a husband, 3 children, a full time job where I am heading a struggling department, PhD studies to pursue, professional interest groups and other members of the family to attend to. Everyday I look at my plate and think "IMPOSSIBLE". Now I will use Jesus' model. It is bound to deliver for it was practiced by the perfect man, who knew and taught mortals like me how to live.

Thank you.


Feb 22, 2012
How did Jesus do?
by: Silvia Baumann

Awesome! Very clear, giving great keys, thanks indeed!

Dec 19, 2011
Agreed!
by: Johan du Preez

Thank you for sharing this wonderful teaching with us. If you don't mind, I will definately be using it in 2012 to kickstart the year!

Thank you once again.

Johan

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