HOURS IN YOUR DAY?...
Do you work long hours to try to keep up with your business
and family? Does your personal time with God get pushed to the
end of your day and then frequently fall off? Are your life'’
dreams coming true or are they being destroyed by personal
God doesn’t overload us with work. There is ample time to
do all he wishes us to do.
In recent years I’ve learned some incredibly helpful time
management principles. They have made a profoundly positive
impact on my ministry, family life, and stress level. It
really is possible to get more done in less time. In Acts
chapter 6, the disciples implemented a time management
principle and their effectiveness was multiplied as a
result. They didn’t work harder or longer. They worked
The LifeGivingWords Time Management series is designed to help
your life become more effective, more enjoyable, less
stressful, and more honoring to God.
If you put a frog in a pot of cold water on a stove and
slowly turn up the heat, the frog will remain in the pot until
it has boiled to death. (We seek to make a point here; we are
not advocating frog murder.)
A thump on the side of the pot will cause a stewing frog to
leap about four feet out of his potential deathbed. The
thump wakes him up. It moves him to constructive action.
Most people die without seeing their dreams come true
because they don’t take the practical steps necessary.
The principles covered in this Time Management series are
like the thump on the side of the pot. They goad you into
doing the things necessary to turn your dreams into reality.
"We can know whether what we are doing is absurd only after
we have identified the goals we are trying to achieve."
"How we live our lives is determined by our GOALS. What
goals we choose are determined by our PRIORITIES. Whether
we reach our goals is determined by our PLANNING." --Ted
You can do it alone, or you can multiply your effectiveness
by learning to delegate properly. A trained team will both
outlast and outperform an individual, no matter how talented
he or she may be.
Cure for Overcommitment
Most people would accomplish more by focusing on less. The
key is not to do more things but to do the few important
things well. God wants us to live for that which matters most.
"One myth is that the harder you work, the more you’ll get
done. Results are seldom proportional to the buckets of sweat
generated." --Robert Pearse
Strategies to reduce the wasted time caused by phone calls,
drop-in visitors, inefficient meetings, cluttered desks, paper
Urgent Vs. Important
"The tyranny of the urgent lies in its distortion of
priorities--its subtle cloaking of minor projects with major
status, often under the guise of ‘crisis.’ The urgent tasks
call for instant action and drive out the important from our
consciousness." --R. Alec Mackenzie
God wants to use you to make a significant difference in the
lives of others. When you realize that God has called us
to accomplish eternally significant things with our lives
through His power, you realize the importance of not wasting
time. In order to maximize our impact for His Kingdom, we must
learn how to "seize our time"--to grab it forcefully and bring
it under control.
Effective Goal-Setting……..turning dreams into reality
Effective Planning………….determining what must be done today
bring about the tomorrow you desire
Effective Delegation………..ending the one-man show
Cure for Overcommitment…accomplishing more by focusing on
Workaholism…………………working smarter, not longer or harder
Time Wasters………………...minimizing lost time
Urgent vs. Important………...ending "crisis management"
"Very practical. A scaffolding for a more productive and less
"Enjoyable--which is not what I expected."
"Highly effective. This has effectively trained me to become
leader and a more efficient Time Manager. At the same time,
eliminated a great deal of stress by simply doing the things
most and eliminating those things that are not important. I
recommend this to anyone who is serious about their future
with family, work, or personal life."
"It was extremely helpful to me."
"More informative and effective than any Time Management class
I have ever attended. The spiritual relevance gave me more
"I really enjoyed it. Very practical. I have seen a marked
improvement in my effectiveness because of application of the
"Excellent. I learned a lot and changed a lot in my attitude
planning and goal setting. This has the potential to be
"Wonderful. I wish I heard this earlier!"
Shira Malang, Java, Indonesia
"Great conference! Gives the tools necessary to begin
effective, fruitful lives."
Fuller, Fort Worth
"Excellent material! Well illustrated, practical, potent."
Burke, Arlington, TX
"Very, very good. I've been to and listened to time
but not from a Christ-centered perspective. All the glory
be to Him!
This is fun to gain back control!" —Ralph
Grimes, Kennedale, Texas
"The conference was very helpful. It was informative,
presented in an entertaining and relaxed manner."
Duffey, Fort Worth
"The conference was wonderful! It opened my eyes to the
I make daily! This seminar is very helpful. I highly
Bates, Fort Worth
"Terrific. This was time well spent." —Marianne
Reeves, Arlington, Texas
"Enjoyable and informative. Lots of good stuff!"
"Extremely helpful! This is such powerful/healthy
material. I wish
there was time for more." —Jaki
Weems, Granbury, Texas
"I feel that I have been given great opportunity to make my
meaningful and productive." —Carolyn
Newby, Arlington, Texas
"Valuable information effectively presented."
Miles, Duncanville, Texas
"Very helpful to me. Applying these principles will change
It clarified some things I was confused about because I was
too busy to
stop and think clearly. I attended this conference because
I knew I was
out of control. This will help me get a grip."
Boal, Kennedale, Texas
"Wonderful. Anointed. Very sincere. Personal."
Penn, Colleyville, Texas
...From the staff of
Hope For The Heart
Following a Time Management Conference
"Material = excellent! Delivery =
excellent! Jamie--you have a
wonderful gift for taking something that has the potential to
(like Time Management) and turning it into something that I
forward to each week!"
Comm, Administrative Assistant
"Practical--extremely valuable--maybe life-saving! Thanks!"
"So very helpful, practical, and 'do-able'! Jamie, your
to present truth in order to help us was so evident. I deeply
appreciated your humble spirit and commitment to God's Word."
"One of the most beneficial, fulfilling seminars I have ever
Truths that I've heard all of my life were given new
Thompson, Supervisor of Data Entry Department
"Very helpful and challenging"
"I have attended other seminars before but none that presented
importance of Time Management from God's viewpoint and our
personal spiritual growth."
Amos, Coordinator of Counselling Through the Bible
"Super! It has given our entire staff a focus on the
importance of the
way our time is used and a freedom to be more effective."
President, Hope for the Heart Ministries