The way we manage time can be one of the most challenging parts of our work day. Even though no one ever had more day-to-day demands than Jesus did, He moved about His day in peace knowing this one simple truth – there was enough time in the day to do His Father’s will.
God definitely cares about how well a person manages time. Because leaders direct others’ use of time as well as their own, they double their responsibility for wise use of time. The first principle of time management is recognizing the value of time and redeeming it – buying it up and using it carefully as the priceless resource which it represents. Paul puts it succinctly in his letter to the Ephesians:
So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.
Ephesians 5:15-17, The Message
Are you trying to manage time today? Or, will you redeem the time that God has given you by following His will for your life?