I've been doing a lot of thinking and reading on time management and productivity lately. (Hence the last few posts on work and discipline.) Most of my thought has been focused on a passage in Ephesians.
The passage is Ephesians 5:15-17. It says this:
"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is."
This verse is commanding us to make the most of our time. It's commanding us to be productive.
When I really started thinking about this, it blew me away. I'm not sure why. It's not that crazy. But for some reason, I never thought that the Bible had much to say about time management.
The thing is, the BIble has something to say about every area of our lives. Christianity doesn't just apply to our beliefs. It applies to all of life. It's something that affects everything we do. Even how we handle your time.
This verse is telling us that time management, like everything else, cannot be restricted to the business sphere of life. As Francis Schaeffer put it, "Christianity is not a series of truths in the plural, but rather truth spelled with a capital 'T.' Truth about all of reality, not just religious things."
Question to think about and discuss.
What are some ways that you use to make the most of your time?