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To say, “I’m busy” is unnecessary for the Christian. And to say, “I’m bored” could be a sin problem. Imagine Jesus or His disciples being bored, lazy, or passive. Gospelized Christians can do better than that. They are grateful for being busy because they know there is coming a day when being busy may not be an option for them (2 Corinthians 4:16). They want to work while it’s day (John 9:4).
Illustrated: If your marriage is burning down and you’re too busy to discipline yourself for a season to repair it, what if we jump over the “busy question” and do some severe heart work? The busy person’s unwillingness to biblically prioritize his life is a substantial reason why it’s better to ask more questions.
Tip 1 – Learn the value of saying, “No.”
Do a study of the four Gospels, observing all the times Jesus said no or did not give people what they wanted when they wanted it.
Tip 2 – Is it a season or a way of life?
Certain seasons will be grueling, but it’s only for a short time. If you’re “out-of-control” and frenetic as a way of life, you must repent.
Tip 3 – Be spontaneous and structured:
Tip 4 – Express gratitude for being busy.
God is kind to keep you busy and give you the empowerment to sustain your busyness. A person who habitually complains about being busy is more than ungrateful.
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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).