Time Management and Success
Greetings in the name of the Lord
Brethren, the way we handle our time is always a major determinant of our level of success. Most time we pray on being too busy to handle situation until they become issues in our lives and hurt us badly in the long run. Humans are limited by time and space. There is no way we can be in multiple points and do several things at the same time. But given proper time management skills we could try to achieve several things at the same time.
As leaders in Church, our homes and at work place, Christians are always divided between satisfying the need of God in our lives and balancing with the need to be at the best in our works. Several leaders in the Bible had faced the same issues. While several worked out a way to harness it; several failed in balancing their time between works and families responsibilities that their names were eliminated in the records of the Bible.
Aaron was the de facto second-in-command and the head of communication to Moses. He was the voice of the Israel revolution in Egypt and appointed by God. Moses works, planning, challenges and triumphs were shared by Aaron. Aron failed as a leader when Moses left him for the first time to meet with God on Mount Sinai; delegating leadership of the people to this great talker became the first great error of Moses Apostleship. Aaron’s lack of understanding of his role as a leader, who must take decisions and protect his people wards committed the greatest sin to God. He accented to the people’s call for a symbolic god and created a “Golden Calf” for Israelites to worship in place of Yahweh (Exodus 32: 4; Deuteronomy 9:9‑21). Aaron life works was negated by this sole action, his name and those of his siblings were never mentioned again in the Bible history. A great man gone down merely because he refused to take a good decision at the right time.
Success is limited by where you start from. Your start point is supposed to make your testimonies even more unbelievable. Not every leaders could have the prompting of the Palace background as Moses did. But remember Moses’s life was filled with up and down before becoming the icon of Israel’s exodus from Egypt and thereafter. Moses was born of average Jewish family before he was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter and brought to the Palace. Moses later had to escape to Midian and become a hired shepherd. He was lucky to find favour with his boss and married the bosses’ daughter and thereafter became the leader of Israelites revolution in Egypt. Moses’s life was successful because he was never willing to completely rest on his oars. He was a great man with zeal to conquer and change the status quo. He worked against the palace of Pharaoh despite being a prince of Egypt (Exodus 2: 11-15).
With all of Moses understanding of his roles as a leader, and leading the whole clan of Israel, it took the intervention of Jethro, the Midianite and Moses’s father-in-law to teach him about time management and delegation. Moses was over worked and have no time for his family as a leader of the people. This job took all his time and he neglected all things at the same time working himself out on daily basis (Exodus 18). Your success will surely lead to hurting your very own folks if and when you refused to manage your time properly.
Your success is a measure of how people around you perceive you. Most of us are always too busy to break bread with the brethren, help our friends and even to call and bring a smile to our siblings (Prov. 22: 6-7). Crave and allure for money have turned us all into slaves of money. Money have succeeded in splitting our attention from God. Our faith is in tatters. We justifies all on the altar of the end justifying, every means. Money by any means possible. The devil then come calling to hurt us and we cry back to the same God we forsake to run after mundane things. The church is really affected today by lukewarm Christians. We only attend services whenever it doesn’t affect our daily chores. We chose and pick which of the commandments to follow. We are stemmed in the need to win earthly basics for success. We always forget that our justification is assured only through our faith in Him. God Grace gives all riches and bestows honour (John 6: 63); John 3: 31-33; John 1: 4-5).
Our faith in God and our time for His works limits our successes (Matt. 9: 21) our belief in His words are the basis of our faith, our faith in God is the ladder to our calling. God Calls only who have faith in Him and whom He calls; he surely Justify and anyone who is justified by God enjoy Glorification. Our success is embedded in His work (1 Corinthians 6: 17). If we are one with God our thought, actions and processes will be the best and our success is already assured (1Corinthians 3; 16-17). We carry the divine power of God and can only release these power when we work with Him and do His work in perfect understanding of the need for perfect balance of time and processes.
Conclusively, a reading of Roman 10: 1-13 explain our qualification for success. He called us to His righteousness and whomever He calls, he justifies and give His righteousness to excel at all things. We are successful through allowing Him to manage our lives for us as our live is completely embedded in His.
Prayers: God help me to always remember that my time belonged to you and only you can manage my life in a successful way. Come and partner with me in my life endeavours because I know you are a winner always, and working with You; is an assurance of my Success.
God Bless you all.