I recently discovered: there’s no such thing as time management.
I like productivity.
I like checking things off my to-do list.
And I absolutely love getting to the end of my day and realizing I got a whole lot accomplished.
So it comes natural to me to want to try and do several things at one time. You know… multi-tasking.
It makes me feel as if I’m maximizing time—becoming some sort of master of time management.
But the truth is, I’m only wasting it—giving multiple tasks short microbursts of my attention. It feels like I’m doing more but somehow I end up with less.
There’s no such thing as time management; only God can manage time
God created time; so it makes sense to me that He’s the only one who can really manage it.
God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years” (Genesis 1:14, NIV).
I believe we are responsible for our decisions, which shape the time God entrusts to us.
But there’s nothing we can do to get more time.
Consider three of our most valuable resources: time, energy and money.
Money is renewable.
According to the U.S. Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, thirty-eight million new notes are printed each day. You can earn money through work, and you can earn more money if you work more. You can spend money and get more.
Energy is renewable.
Solar panels are proof. You can capture energy from the sun and use it for power. Once you spend it, you can get more.
Time is non-renewable.
We only have so many minutes to spend each day, each year. Once we spend them, we can never get them back.
How are you spending your time?
You just spent approximately one minute reading this article.
You’ll never get those sixty seconds back; they’re spent.
Did you use them well?